In addition to the win for Velez, Another piece of good news was the return of their captain Lautaro Gianetti, after a prolonged inactivity due to a ligament injury.
The only goal of the match was converted, from a penalty kick 43 minutes into the first half, by whoever was finally chosen as the figure of the match, striker Lucas Janson. This instance was caused by an error in the departure of the colonist goalkeeper Ignacio Chicco.
Both teams have Uruguayan coaches, since Vélez is led by Alexander Medina and Colón, Marcelo Saralegui.
The santafesinos will present themselves again this Wednesday facing the Uruguayan team of River Plate, from Montevideo, while Vélez will do so with Nacional. Previously, on Tuesday, Atlético Tucumán will debut against the Peruvian from Universidad César Vallejo.
These matches are part of the so-called “Río de la Plata Series”, a South American contest that has the participation of 19 teams from this part of the continent and that includes representatives from Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Ecuador.
These teams are the following: For Argentina, Atlético Tucumán, Belgrano de Córdoba, Colón, from Santa Fe, San Lorenzo, Vélez Sarsfield and Unión, from Santa Fe.
For Ecuador: Independiente del Valle, current champion of the Copa Sudamericana.
For Peru: César Vallejo University.
For Uruguay: Peñarol, Nacional, Boston River, Cerro, Cerro Largo, Danubio, Defensor Sporting, Deportivo Maldonado, Fénix, Liverpool and Montevideo Wanderers.
The contest began today with this match between Argentine teams and will run until Friday, January 27, dividing the matches between the following Uruguayan stadiums: Campus Maldonado,
Belvedere Stadium (Liverpool), Champion of the Century Stadium (Peñarol), Centenario Stadium (Montevideo),
Franzini Stadium (Defensor Sporting), Parque Viera Stadium (Montevideo Wanderers), Saroldi Stadium (River Plate, Montevideo) and Great Central Park (National).
The complete programming of the “Río de La Plata Series” is this:
- Tuesday January 10. Atletico Tucuman vs Cesar Vallejo. Maldonado Campus. 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday January 11. River Plate vs. Colon. Saroldi Park. 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday January 11. National vs Velez. Great Central Park. 9:30 p.m.
- Thursday January 12. Atletico Tucumán vs. Boston River. View Park. 18:15.
- Thursday January 12. Penarol vs Students. Champion of the Century. 9:30 p.m.
- Friday January 13. Liverpool vs Cesar Vallejo. Belvedere Stadium. 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday January 14. Defender Sporting vs Velez. Franzini Stadium. 18:15.
- Saturday January 14. National vs Colon. Great Central Park. 9:30 p.m.
- Sunday January 15. Atlético Tucumán vs Estudiantes. Centennial Stadium. 18:15.
- Sunday January 15. Independiente del Valle vs. San Lorenzo. Maldonado Campus. 9:30 p.m.
- Monday January 16. Defender Sporting vs Wanderers. Franzini Stadium. 18:15.
- Monday January 16. National vs Belgrano. Great Central Park. 9:30 p.m.
- Tuesday January 17. Penarol vs San Lorenzo. Champion of the Century Stadium. 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday January 18. Deportivo Maldonado vs Independiente del Valle. Maldonado Campus. 18:15.
- Wednesday January 18. Union vs Belgrano. Maldonado Campus. 9:30 p.m.
- Friday January 20. Penarol vs Union. Champion of the Century. 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday January 21. San Lorenzo vs Danube. Centennial Stadium. 9:30 p.m.
- Monday January 23. National vs Penarol. Centennial Stadium. 9:15 p.m.
- Tuesday January 24. River Plate vs. Boston River. Franzini Stadium. 18:15.
- Tuesday January 24. Defender Sporting vs Cerro Largo. Franzini Stadium. 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday January 25. Danube vs Phoenix. View Park. 18:15.
- Wednesday January 25. Wanderers vs Cerro. View Park. 9:30 p.m.
- Thursday January 26. River or Boston vs. Cerro Largo. Franzini Stadium. 18:15.
- Thursday January 26. Defender Sporting vs River or Boston. Franzini Stadium. 9:30 p.m.
- Friday January 27. Hill vs Danube or Phoenix. View Park. 18:15.
- Friday January 27. Wanderers vs Danube or Phoenix. View Park. 9:30 p.m.
tonight’s game between Colon and Velez played at the Domingo Burgueño Miguel stadium, in Maldonado, which had the refereeing of the Uruguayan Leodán González, had the following initial formations:
Columbus: Ignacio Chicco; Eric Meza, Facundo Garcés, Paolo Goltz and Rafael Delgado; Juan Pablo Álvarez, Leonel Picco, Baldomero Perlaza and Joaquín Ibáñez; Laureano Troncoso and José Pablo Neris. DT: Marcelo Saralegui.
Velez: Leonardo Burian; Tomás Guidara, Lautaro Gianetti, Miguel Brizuela and Francisco Ortega; Nicolás Garayalde, Mateo Seoane and José Florentín; Jonathan Menendez, Lucas Pratto and Lucas Janson. DT: Alexander Medina.
Godín continues in Vélez: “I have a lot to thank his people for”
The historic Uruguayan defender Diego Godín confirmed that he will continue in Vélez during the next semester despite having had little filming in the last tournament and the rumors that indicated a possible departure.
Through a video broadcast on the “Fortín” social networks, the defender expressed: “There has been a lot of talk about my future and I wanted them to know from me that of course I will continue in Vélez”.
And I add: “I have a lot to thank its people, its fans, the leaders, all the club staff, coaching staff. And, of course, my teammates who helped me a lot, gave me love and support”.
Along the same lines, although he acknowledged that the last few months “were not the best”, he continued: “I am excited, excited, strong and enthusiastic to return and be able to repay all that love, that gratitude on the field, enjoying together, getting excited and dreaming big to fight for titles”.
The 36-year-old defender played only eight games with the jersey of Velez and scored a goal, while before the end of the season he traveled to Spain for knee treatment before his participation in the World Cup in Qatar with the Uruguayan national team.