Racing Club tied 1 to 1 with Godoy Cruz and remains in the solitude of the top of Zone B, in a match played at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium, in Mendoza, valid for the sixth day of the League Cup Professional.
“Tomba” scored the goal Tadeo Allendewhile for the “Academy” it tied Roger Martinezat eight and 45 minutes into the second stage, respectively.
The tie keeps Racing in the solitude of the top of their zone with 12 points and undefeated, while the Mendoza team, who still have not lost in the tournament, were left with eight points and in sixth position.
At the beginning of the match the two teams measured each other, they did not take the initiative or try to play in the rival’s field.
The first clear play came from the visit with an attack led by Gabriel Rojas and Gastón Martirenawho took a center from the right for the Colombian to enter Roger Martinezwho finished first near the goal defended by Diego Rodriguez.
As the minutes passed, the team Fernando Gago He began to move the ball from side to side, but he lacked surprise and verticality to make his rival uncomfortable.
“Tomba”, for its part, waited for Racing in its field, although at times it recovered the ball, gained confidence and approached the opposite field with approaches that forced Gabriel Arias to respond satisfactorily.
The Mendoza team just got close to the “Gaviota” goal with a cross from the right that Tadeo Allende misheaded in a clear goal position.
At 31 minutes Hernan Lopez Muñoz from outside the area he demanded of Arias who sent the ball to the corner with a swipe of his hand and a minute later Tomas Conechny He headed alone in the area and the ball went near the crossbar due to the passivity of the “academic” defense.
The final minutes of the first stage showed the two teams with a little more aggressiveness to handle the ball and to go to halftime with a better image than the one shown during most of the first half.
At the beginning of the second stage, the local team had a clear play to open the scoring with a counterattack led by Nicolas Fernandezwho, faced with the hasty departure of Gabriel Arias enabled Lopez Munoz who took a first-class shot that It went just off course.
The “Academy” responded quickly with an attack of Roger Martinez who took a center before the entrance of Jonathan Gomez that he could not define clearly with the front bow.
“Tomba” took advantage of the speed of its forwards with an offensive play by Tadeo Allende who made a fool of Gonzalo Piovi (one of the weakest of Racing’s defense) in the area and finished with class against Arias’ bailout to open the scoring after eight minutes.
The goal against left the visitor exposed in terms of the mark and the lack of game generation, until the expulsion of Galdames at 29 minutes, a situation that made Racing grow little by little.
The insistence paid off for those of Gago with the goal of the Colombian Roger Martínez in the 46th minute that allowed him to reach the tie and until the end he continued searching, but was unable to be accurate, although Gabriel Rojas immediately converted but the goal was annulled due to a previous advanced position.
On the next day (seventh) Racing Club will host Independiente on Saturday at the Presidente Perón stadium in the “Avellaneda classic”, while Godoy Cruz will be home against Instituto de Córdoba next Monday in Mendoza.
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