Colón de Santa Fe, located in the relegation zone with four rounds remaining, will look for a victory tomorrow against Atlético Tucumán that will encourage its hopes of salvation in the debut of its new technical director, Israel Damonte.
The match, valid for the eleventh date of Group A of the League Cup, will be played at the Brigadier Estanislao López stadium from 2:00 p.m., with arbitration by Leandro Rey Hilfer, VAR by Ariel Penel and transmission by TNT Sports .
“Sabalero” took a turn with the departure of Néstor Gorosito after losing to the relegated Arsenal last Wednesday and adding their fourth round without winning.
That streak at this point in the season plunged him into relegation by the annual table, a position from which he will try to escape in the four games remaining in the regular phase of the LPF Cup.
Colón will host Atlético tomorrow and then visit two direct rivals in the fight for permanence (Banfield and Vélez Sarsfield), with the home game against Talleres de Córdoba in between.
“I want a team that leaves the field with its heart in its hand, that plays with its soul, leaving it in every ball and in every play,” said Damonte in his presentation, after leading his first training session this Friday.
The 41-year-old coach took charge of Colón with 39 units in the annual table, one less than Tigre and two compared to Vélez Sarsfield, Huracán and Sarmiento de Junín, his former team that he saved last season.
In parallel to its situation with relegation, “Sabalero” occupies sixth place in Zone A with 14 points and is located just one away from the qualifying zone for the quarterfinals of the LPF Cup.
Atlético, disconnected from the fight for permanence, is in the same situation regarding the fight to access the playoffs to fight for the title.
The team of the Favio Orsi-Sergio Gómez duo has accumulated five games without victories outside of Tucumán.
= Probable formations =
Colón (Santa Fe): Julián Chicco; Eric Meza or Gian Nardelli, Germán Conti, Facundo Garcés and Rafael Delgado or Emmanuel Mas; Cristian Vega, Favio Álvarez and Ángel Cardozo Lucena; Tomás Galván and Rubén Botta; Ramón Ábila or Javier Toledo. DT: Israel Damonte.
Atlético Tucumán: Tomás Marchiori; Alexis Flores, Bruno Bianchi, Nicolás Romero and Matías Orihuela; Tomás Castro Ponce, Adrián Sánchez, Ramiro Carrera and Joaquín Pereyra; Ignacio Maestro Puch and Mateo Coronel. Coach: Favio Orsi-Sergio Gómez.
Referee: Leandro Rey Hilfer.
VAR: Ariel Penel.
Stadium: Colón de Santa Fe.
Start time: 2:00 p.m.
TV: TNT Sports.
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