The meeting served the “Academy” coach to rehearse head-to-head variants for next week in the United Arab Emirates, where he will play the first official match of the 2023 season.
Avellaneda’s cast put two well-differentiated lineups in the Cilindro: a predominantly starting lineup in the first half and a rather alternative lineup in the second. Even so, and despite the discontinuity in the game, the local Racing could have taken the victory against a rival that recently celebrated 100 years of existence, obtaining promotion to the highest category of Uruguayan football.
Maximiliano Moralez, one of the reinforcements that arrived in this transfer market, had one of the clearest chances to unbalance. But 35 minutes into the first half, he executed a penalty (for infraction against Nicolás Reniero), below and to the right, which allowed the Uruguayan goalkeeper, Nicolás Gentilio, to react and save.
Both in that first part and in the second, the “Academy” was more and could have materialized. But the lack of aim in the final meters “played against him.” In the second period, the most propitious opportunity came with a header from Galván, which he hit the crossbar.
Racing did not present Paraguayan driver Matías Rojas in its ranks, affected by a problem that still does not allow him to have his place guaranteed in the delegation that will travel to Asian territory this Sunday, facing the duel with Boca. That match will be led by referee Fernando Rapallini.
The Montevidean team, for its part, showed the participation of several Argentine players who joined this transfer market such as Diego Sosa (Tigre), Tomás Verón Lupi (Quilmes) and Franco Paredes (River Plate), among others.
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