The local team, which again had the idol of Tapiales on the substitute bench after 10 years, took advantage in the first period through Abel Osorio (41m.). Vicente López’s team found equality in the second half, through a shot by Nicolás Castro (16m.), which deflected off Lautaro Giannetti’s body.
Abiel Osorio made it 1-0:
Nicolás Castro equalized the match:
At age 65, Gareca rejected an offer from Ecuador and decided to return to the “Fortín”, where he won four titles in five years, to replace the Uruguayan Alexander Medina.
Platense is also in need of points since after the last 1-1 draw against Central Córdoba, in Vicente López, they have four dates without winning.
The team of Martin Palermo they only won one game and it was on the second day against Independiente (2-1) in Avellaneda.
Formations of Vélez-Platense
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
Start time: 21.00
TV: TNT Sports.
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