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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 and Fencing La Platawith the debut of Leonardo Madelon as a coach, he beat 2-1 to Velez Sarsfield in a meeting of importance in the definition of relegations, valid for the fourth date of the Zone A of the 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 Claudius 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 Wolf tried to put the Fort in their area, but it was Liniers’ team that had the best chances. At 11, Not here He fired a strong shot that went directly to the body of Durso. The archer of Gym He 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 and Juan Ignacio Mendez and at the closing came the first cry. A center of Not here found the head Rosemary 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)
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 quickly achieved it with the header of Tarragonaafter assistance with the head of Abaldowho at 14 made it 2-1, leaving chila Gomez 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 which 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 Galician Méndez showed a pale image in the complement and deserved the defeat in the Forest.

With this result, Gymwhich broke a streak of 10 games without victoriesreached the line Velezwith 33 points in the general table that defines the second descent (the other is by average table). Below both teams were 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 2-1 in La Plata (Photo Baires)
Cristian Tarragona celebrates the goal of Gimnasia’s temporary tie against Vélez. El Lobo won 2-1 in La Plata (Photo Baires)


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; Braian Romero, Santiago Castro. DT: Sebastian Mendez.

Stadium: Juan Carmelo Zerillo

Referee: Hernán Mastrángelo

TV: ESPN Premium and Public TV


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

Córdoba Central from Santiago del Estero gives the coup in Junín and won 1-0 to 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, was 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 led by Pablo Lavallén were in search of a tie with Lisandro Lopez as a banner and with a finish of Alan Marinelliwhich rebounded off a defender and forced the goalkeeper Matias Mansilla to clear the danger.

In the second half, Omar De Felippe’s team resisted and successfully defended the advantage obtained in the first half and took three golden points to Santiago del Estero in the fight for permanence. Central Córdoba climbed to 35 units in the general table and surpassed the line of Vélez and Gimnasia, both with 33.


Sarmiento: José Devecchi; Gonzalo Bettini, Franco Paredes, Juan Manuel Insaurralde, Gabriel Díaz; Maico Quiroz, Diego Calcaterra; Guido Mainero, Sergio Quiroga; Alan Marinelli, Lisandro López. DT: Pablo Lavallén.

Córdoba Central: Matías Mansilla; José Góméz, Sebastián Valdez, Juan Patiño, Gustavo Canto; Mauro Pittón, Dardo Miloc, Brian Farioli, Lucas Angelini; Lucas Gamba, Christian Ocampos. DT: Omar De Felipe.

Stadium: Eva Peron

Referee: Dario Herrera

TV: TNT Sports

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