May 17, 2022 2:40 pm

Summer friendlies: Cardona celebrated in Racing, the first minutes of Benedetto and Barco’s rabona in Boca and Gimnasia’s great goal

With no points at stake, it was a Saturday of super action for the teams in the Professional League. Less than two weeks before the start of the official activity, the coaches finalize the set-up and some reinforcements have their first minutes on the court with their new teammates. That was the case, for example, of Edwin Cardona, the Colombian who changed the Bombonera for the Avellaneda Cylinder and it was an express request of Fernando Gago, the racing coach. The footballer began to pay: he scored his first goal in his team’s 2-0 draw against Atlético Tucumán (Benjamín Garré had made it 1-0).

Not all was good news for Gago and his coaching staff. In the first game against Tucuman, his team squandered a 2-0 win (goals from Ecuadorian Gustavo Cortez and Enzo Copetti) and fell 4-2. When the game was 2-1 for the Academy, Carlos Alcaraz He hit a penalty kick off the crossbar. It is true that academic training mixed starters with substitutes, and that neither their main goalkeeper (Gabriel Arias), nor their best central defender (Leonardo Sigali) nor their usual left back (Eugenio Mena) were present. But in that first meeting Racing went back very badly and the Tucumans made them pay. In the second match, Cardona’s talent helped to make Gago smile.

Cardona’s goal for Racing

Boca, for its part, also celebrated at Casa Amarilla. It was 1-0 to Atlanta (directed by Walter Erviti, former xeneize player) in two 35-minute halves. The novelty was in the lead: Darío Benedetto played his first 45 minutes of football and played a leading role in the play that ended in the only goal of the game, scored by Edward Salvio. The birth of the maneuver had a rabona of Valentine Boat, the pivoting of Pipa, the projection to the bottom and the center to the far post of the Colombian Sebastian Villa and the appearance by the far post of Salvio. Everything in speed; everything, without the bohemian soccer players being able to touch the ball.

Sebastián Battaglia, coach of Boca, opted for a starting formation that also mixed starters with substitutes. Javier Garcia; Pedro Velurtas, Marcos Rojo, Carlos Izquierdoz and Agustín Sandez; Cristian Medina, Jorman Campuzano and Aarón Molinas; Sebastián Villa, Darío Benedetto and Exequiel Zeballos. At halftime, Valentín Barco entered for Rojo, Esteban Rolón for Campuzano, Ezequiel Fernández for Medina and Eduardo Salvio for Zeballos. Ten minutes later, Luis Vázquez came on for Benedetto.

Salvio’s goal for Boca

Saturday’s great goal was seen in Liniers, where Vélez and Gimnasia (La Plata) played two friendly matches. In the first, Lobo won 2-1 with goals from his foreigners: they converted the Uruguayan brahian german and the Colombian Johan Carbonero. In Vélez he scored from a free kick Joel Sonora, brand new reinforcement of those of Liniers. Fortín easily won the second match 3-1 (goals from Agustín Bouzat, Franco Díaz and Mauro Pittón). Lobo’s goal, however, was the best of all on the morning of José Amalfitani: Alan Lescano hit the ball almost from midfield and his shot surprised Emmanuel Gómez Riga, goalkeeper from Velez.

Lescano’s great goal for Gimnasia

The other team from La Plata, Students, was imposed in Uruguay Montevideo City Torque, of the first division charrúa. Ricardo Zielinsky, coach of Pincha, chose to preserve the regular starters and gave minutes to substitutes and youth players. The result? The people from La Plata won 3-1 thanks to goals from Nicolás Palavecino and a brace from Carlo Lattanzio, who returned from his loan at Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero.

The goals of Estudiantes in Montevideo

Colón de Santa Fe, meanwhile, filmed his team now under the technical direction of Julio César Falcioni. Seeking to revalidate the title won last year, and with the Copa Libertadores on the agenda, Sabalero tied 1-1 with Patronato de Paraná. Juan Sánchez Miño, one of the reinforcements, converted the first goal for the Santa Fe team. But Carlos Quintana, called to be the new benchmark for the Paraná team in defense, leveled the score. In the second game, a goal from Lucas Beltrán was enough for Colón to win 1-0.

In Florencio Varela, meanwhile, Defense and Justice was measured with Sarmiento of Junin. The Falcon won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Nicholas Tripichio. There were two halves of 30 minutes. In the second match, Junín’s men recovered and won 2-0, with goals from Luciano Gondou Y Federico Paradela. Near the Halcón stadium, in Banfield, the Drill played against Arsenal de Sarandí. In both matches the locals won by the same score: 2-0. In the first match, Giuliano Galoppo and Agustín Urzi scored the goals. Darío Cvitanich played for a while and started the second game as a starter, who had a goal against those of the Viaduct and a conquest by Julián Eseiza.

The best of the two games between Banfield and Arsenal

In other results on Saturday, Aldosivi showed no mercy to Deportivo Norte, a much inferior rival, and he thrashed him 13 to 0. Tigre and Huracán equalized without goals, Unión de Santa Fe defeated Rosario Central 2-1, Newell’s and Agropecuario killed each other with goals and tied 4-4 and Argentinos Juniors beat Almirante Brown 2-1.

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