May 18, 2022 9:29 pm

Independiente-San Lorenzo, for the International Summer Tournament: it is already played in La Plata

Independent Y San Lorenzo, two great thrashed, new technical cycles begin this Saturday in the friendly that they will play for the International Summer Tournament, of which Boca, Talleres de Córdoba, Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile are also part. The first classic of 2022 in Argentine football is played at the Estudiantes de La Plata stadium, with arbitration by Yael Falcón Pérez and broadcast by Fox Sports Premium and the Star+ platform.

Avellaneda’s group begins a new illusion in the hands of Eduardo Dominguez, a respected coach based on his work at Huracán and recently at Colón de Santa Fe, which he led to his first official AFA consecration in the 2021 Professional League Cup. With a past as a club player, he took on a team that under Julio César Falcioni’s coaching finished ninth in the last tournament and qualified for the Copa Sudamericana.

Eduardo Domínguez assembles a puzzle in IndependienteTwitter @Independent

In this stage that is beginning, Independiente will face the sensitive loss of its captain and scorer, the Cordovan Silvio Romero, who will continue his career in Fortaleza in Brazil. ”The circumstances arose, we came from four years with wear and tear a little higher than normal. And family needed it. This opportunity came and we agreed. It was more of a decision of mine, ”he said when his pass was finalized this Friday.

“Today the reality of Independiente has nothing to do with that of 2018, that we were competing in the Libertadores with a high level,” lamented the scorer, who closed his four-year cycle at the club. But not all of them are bad for Rojo because on the same day that he learned of the departure of his captain, he was able to ensure the continuity of the Uruguayan goalkeeper sebastian sosa, one of the players with the best performance last season.

The issue that is still pending is the Fabrizio Bustos, whose contract expires on June 30 and at the moment is not considered by the new coaching staff until there are definitions about his future. The right back has a firm offer from River Plate. Meanwhile, Domínguez waits for the arrival of reinforcements, although for this Independiente must resolve inhibitions derived from debts for passes and contracts.

Pedro Troglio took the reins of a San Lorenzo that is in decline
Pedro Troglio took the reins of a San Lorenzo that is in declineTwitter @SanLorenzo

In a similar sporting and financial situation, and even worse, is San Lorenzo, which received with open arms Peter Troglio after a disastrous 2021 that passed with Diego Dabove, Leandro Romagnoli (interim), Paolo Montero and Diego Monarriz (interim) on the substitute bench.

The Cyclone is a club submerged in a deep institutional crisis. Its incumbent Marcelo Tinelli, consecrated two years ago with 80 percent of the votes, is on leave until May; the first deputy Horacio Arreceygor was provisionally in charge of the presidency but in fact who manages is the second deputy and current Minister of Tourism and Sports, Matías Lammens.

During the course of last year, San Lorenzo lost quality with the departure of Juan Ramírez and the Paraguayan brothers Ángel and Óscar Romero, to which was added this year the striker Franco Di Santo, who claimed his freedom of action due to lack of payment. In the last tournament, the Boedo club finished in 21st place among 26 teams, just six points behind the last (Arsenal) and with a meager campaign of 7 wins, 6 draws and 12 losses that left it out of any international competition in 2022.

Troglio, 56 years old, recently successfully passed through soccer in Honduras and vast experience in Argentine soccer, will occupy a turbulent chair in which seven coaches have sat (two interim, with two cycles each) in the last three years.

Néstor Ortigoza is still in a San Lorenzo that needs its best version
Néstor Ortigoza is still in a San Lorenzo that needs its best versionSan Lorenzo Press

Independiente and San Lorenzo will open Group B of the friendly hexagonal. Talleres, its other member, will debut on Tuesday against Rojo de Avellaneda. Group A begins with the Chilean classic Colo Colo-Universidad de Chile, while Boca will appear on Monday against the “Cacique”. The winners of each zone will meet in the final scheduled for Tuesday the 25th of this month, at 9:00 p.m., always on the new Estudiantes field.

Likely formations:

Independent: Milton Álvarez, Mauro Zurita or Gonzalo Asis, Sergio Barreto, Joaquin Laso and Ayrton Costa; Domingo Blanco, Lucas González and Lucas Romero, Alan Velasco, Tomás Pozzo and David Sayago or Julián Romero. DT: Eduardo Dominguez.

San Lorenzo: Sebastian Torrico; Andrés Herrera, Federico Gattoni, Cristian Zapata and Gabriel Rojas; Julián Palacios or Gonzalo Berterame, Néstor Ortigoza, Yeison Gordillo, Alexis Sabella and Nicolás Fernández Mercau; Ezekiel Ceruti. DT: Pedro Troglio.

Referee: Yael Falcon Perez.

Stadium: students from La Plata.

Start time: 21.

TV: Fox Sports Premium y Star+.

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