The coach of racing, Fernando Gagoevaluates the inclusion of the Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero and Augustine Almond as starters in the rematch next Wednesday against Mouth for the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores of America.
Both footballers entered the first leg against “Xeneize” in the second half of the match played last Wednesday at the Alberto José Armando stadium and ended even without goals.
In the candy box, Quintero entered by gabriel hauchewhile Almond he did it for Nicholas Orozat 17 and 30 minutes into the second stage, respectively.
In addition, the two started in the 2-1 victory against Tiger last Saturday as a visitor at the Monumental de Victoria with the aim of gaining pace. Juanfer Quintero he stood out with a goal and an assist.
With a view to the rematch against “Xeneize”, Almond could integrate the midfield, an area in which the only player who has a fixed place is Hannibal Moreno as center wheel.
In addition to Almondthe other players who fight to integrate the middle zone of the “academic” field are Nicholas Oroz and jonathan gomezwho were starters in the first cup match and come from having outstanding performances.
These footballers are joined Juan Ignacio Nardoniwho recovered from a tear suffered on August 3 in the 4-1 defeat against National Athletic for the first leg of the round of 16.
Yes ok nardoni He was always considered a starter by the coach Fernando Gagohe lacks rhythm of the game (he lost the second leg against the Colombians, the first leg against Mouth and the first two games of the local tournament), although the “academic” DT knows the importance of the former player of Santa Fe Union in the middle zone for the recovery of the ball and the generation of football.
Another footballer who recovered gago is Leonel Mirandawho returned last Saturday before Tiger after being injured on November 6, 2022 during the final in which racing defeated 2-1 Mouthfor him Champions Trophy.
mirandawho left behind a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament associated with an internal meniscus injury in his left knee, despite having returned to the first team, will not be taken into account to integrate the starting eleven against Mouth.
“Juanfer” Quintero, For his part, he has chances to enter instead of Gabriel “Demon” Hauche in the offensive zone, just as he did in La Boca last week.
In addition, the “academic” coach will await the evolution of the Colombian striker Roger Martinez (recovering from a muscle injury) to determine whether to include him from the start or during the course of the match.
Martinez30, was injured in the return against National Athletic of Colombiain which the “Academy” overturned the 4-2 defeat suffered in the first leg by winning a 3-0 win with a goal of his own.
The “coffee grower” attacker missed the first leg against Mouthmatch in which he was replaced by Maximilian Romeropoor performance.
In case of Martinez does not arrive in correct physical condition, his place could be occupied again by Romero (resisted by the fans) or gabriel hauchewho would go on to play as a center forward, a position in which he played in several games.
In the defensive zone, the only change would be the entry of the Uruguayan Gaston Martirena by Thomas Rubio on the right side.
the match before Mouth will be of great importance for the institution of avellaneda since the last time racing reached the semifinals it was in the 1997 edition when he lost to Sporting Cristallater runner-up of the tournament.
In case of racing enter the next phase will face the winner of the cross between palmeiras of Brazil (4) and Sports Pereira of Colombia (0), teams that will meet again in the rematch this Wednesday at the Allianz Parque stadium in the city of Saint Paul.
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