The fourth round of the League Cup began: Gimnasia beat Vélez 2-1 and Central Córdoba beat Sarmiento 1-0 in Junín

The eight teams that will compete head to head for the League Cup are being sought (Photo: Reuters)

The FIFA international window came to an end and in the return of the Professional League Cup, two matches were played that were experienced as true “finals” in the fight for permanence. In the first turn, Gimnasia defeated Vélez 2-1 in La Plata after being at a disadvantage and in Junín, Central Córdoba struck and beat Sarmiento 1-0 to climb positions in the annual table.

GYMNASTICS 2 – VÉLEZ 1

Gymnastics and Fencing La Platawith the debut of Leonardo Madelon as a coach, he beat 2-1 a Velez Sarsfield in a meeting of importance in the definition of relegations, valid for the fourth date of the Zone A from Professional League Cup.

Brian Romero, 41 minutes into the first half, opened the scoring for the visit. The forward connected with his head a cross sent by Claudio Aquino from the right and sent the ball to the upper right corner of Tomás Durso. He equalized for the local Cristian Tarragona at 6 minutes after a devastating header inside the six-yard box, and the Uruguayan Matias Abaldoat 14, turned the score around, after an error in the Velezan base.

In an even procedure during the first 45 minutes, the Lobo tried to put the Fort in their area, but it was Liniers’ team that had the best chances. At 11, Aquino He fired a strong shot that went directly to the body of Wait. The archer of Gym sent the ball to the corner. Seconds later, Francisco Pizzini He couldn’t fully catch the ball and sent it over the crossbar.

The local team responded with a shot from outside the area. Benjamin Dominguez and some attempt by the bands Eric Ramirez, who could not win the personal duels. Vélez controlled the half of the field with Yeison Gordillo y Juan Ignacio Mendez and at the closing came the first cry. A center of Aquino found the head Romero for the scorer to score 1-0. The former River Plate player had the second in the 44th, but his shot went just wide.

Braian Romero celebrates Vélez’s 1-0 victory against Gimnasia in La Plata. Then, Lobo turned it around and won 2-1 (Photo Baires)

In the second half, Gimnasia came out to devour Velez, eager to change the course of history. And he did it quickly with the header of Tarragonaafter assistance with the head of Abaldowho at 14 made it 2-1, leaving Chila Gómez to softly define the back of the net.

With a great display of character, those led by Madelon they almost managed to extend the counterattack advantage after a shot from Ramirez that passed very close to the Velezano arch. She also had it with Franco Soldano, who had a half turn that ended in the hands of Gómez. Those of Gallego Méndez showed a pale image in the complement and deserved the defeat in the Bosque.

With this result, Gymwhich broke a streak of 10 games without victoriesreached the line Velezcon 33 points in the general table that defines the second descent (the other is by average table). Below both teams were Central Córdoba (32), Huracán (31) and Colón (31). Arsenal closes with 25, but would be losing the category for having the lowest average.

On the next matchday, the fifth, Vélez will host Arsenal at the José Amalfitani while Gimnasia will visit Huracán at the Tomás Adolfo Ducó.

Cristian Tarragona celebrates the goal of Gimnasia’s temporary tie against Vélez. El Lobo won it 2-1 in La Plata (Photo Baires)

Formations

Gym: Tomás Durso; Guillermo Enrique, Leonardo Morales, Yonathan Cabral, Rodrigo Gallo; Alexis Steimbach, Agustín Bolívar, Rodrigo Saravia, Benjamín Domínguez; Eric Ramírez, Cristian Tarragona. DT: Leonardo Madelón.

Velez: Gaston Gomez Tomás Guidara, Lautaro Gianetti, Valentín Gómez, Elías Gómez; Francisco Pizzini, Yeison Gordillo, Juan Ignacio Méndez, Claudio Aquino; Brian Romero, Santiago Castro. DT: Sebastian Mendez.

Estadio: Juan Carmelo Zerillo

Referee: Hernán Mastrángelo

TV: ESPN Premium and Public TV

SARMIENTO VS. CORDOBA CENTRAL

Sarmiento and Central Córdoba play a key duel for permanence in Junín, for date 4 of the League Cup (@CASarmientoOf)

Córdoba Central de Santiago del Estero strikes in Junín and beats 1-0 Sarmiento at the Eva Perón stadium thanks to a goal from Brian Farioli 34 minutes into the first half. The match, valid for date 4 of the League Cup, is refereed by Darío Herrera.

The visiting team struck first with a mid-range goal of Farioliwho took advantage of a rebound to capitalize with a volley and mark the advantage of the Railway. In the previous action, Sarmiento’s defender, Juan Insaurraldelost a tooth after contact with the Paraguayan Christian Ocampos. Herrera considered that there was no infraction and validated the goal.

Those directed by Pablo Lavallén went in search of a tie with Lisandro Lopez as a banner and with a finish of Alan Marinelliwhich bounced off a defender and forced the goalkeeper Matias Mansilla to clear the danger.

With the arrival of Pablo Lavallén as coach, the Juninense team began the League Cup with positive signs: they beat Tigre (2-0) and Boca (1-0) and tied with Defensa y Justicia (1-1) in Florencio Varela, results alleviated his situation regarding the relegation that now does not appear complex.

Central Córdoba, with Omar De Felippe as coach (replaced Leonardo Madelón), lost two of the three games played so far, with Newell’s (2-0) and Godoy Cruz (1-0), but then beat Platense (3 -2), although he is still worried about the possibility of losing the category

Formations

Sarmiento: Joseph Devecchi; Gonzalo Bettini, Franco Paredes, John Manuel Insaurralde, Gabriel Diaz; Maico Quiroz, Diego Calcaterra; Guido Mainero, Sergio Surgery; Alan Marinelli, Alexander Lopez. DT: Pablo Lavallén.

Córdoba Central: Matthias Mansilla; Jose Gomez, Sebastian Valdez, Juan Patino, Gustavo Canto; Mauro Pitton, Dardo Miloc, Brian Farioli, Lucas Angelini; Lucas Shrimp, Christian Ocampos. DT: Omar De Felippe.

Estadio: Eva Peron

Referee: Dario Herrera

TV: TNT Sports

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