The “Tiger” will begin his second cycle in the club of Liniers on his return to Argentine soccer after his successful stint with the Peruvian national team.
At age 65, gareca rejected an offer Ecuador and decided to return to “Fortín”, where he won four titles in five years, to replace the Uruguayan Alexander Medina.
The experienced DT officially took office last Tuesday after the first victory of Velez in the championship that was before workshops (2-1) in Cordova under the leadership of the interim duo of Marcelo Bravo and Hernan Manrique.
With the expectation generated by his return to the club, gareca will try to add the first victory in Liniers and put the team’s campaign back on track, which had started with two losses and two draws.
Platense He is also in need of points since after the last draw 1-1 against Central Cordobain Vincent Lopezadd four dates without winning.
The team of Martin Palermo He only won one game and it was on the second day against Independent (2-1) in avellaneda.
The “Calamar” suffered a hard loss since the defender and captain, Gaston Susoauthor of the goal in the last game, has a sprained ankle and will be out for at least three weeks.
Velez He will also have a forced absence since the left back Francisco Ortega was expelled in Cordova.
Velez and Platense They met in June of last year in Liniers and it was a 1-0 victory for the visiting team.
In total they played 108 matches in First division with 52 wins for “Fortín” against 27 for “Brown” and 29 draws.
What time do Vélez vs Platense play?
Start time: 21.00
Where to watch Vélez vs Platense
TV: TNT Sports.
Velez Sarsfield: Leonardo Burian; Leonardo Jara, Lautaro Giannetti, Miguel Brizuela and Valentín Gómez; José Florentín, Christian Ordóñez and Julián Fernández; Lucas Pratto, Lucas Janson and Abiel Osorio. DT: Ricardo Gareca.
Platense: Ramiro Macagno; Gonzalo Asís, Ignacio Vázquez, Marco Pellegrino and Sasha Marcich; Franco Díaz, Iván Rossi, Nicolás Castro and Vicente Taborda; Nicolas Servetto and Ronaldo Martinez. DT: Martin Palermo.
Referee: Dario Herrera.
VAR: Silvio Trucco.
Stadium: Jose Amalfitani
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