Independiente tied 0-0 with Arsenal at home for the eleventh date of Zone A of the League Cup Professional and moved four points away from River at the top of the standings.
The great figure of the match was the goalkeeper Arsenal, Alejandro Medinawith a double save that saved his team from defeat and did a worthy task despite already being relegated to the Primera Nacional.
The team led by Carlos Tevez He did not start out well on the field, but little by little he gained ground and space to get into Arsenal’s zone, although he could not be precise in his definition.
Independent seemed to still suffer from the shock of last Wednesday when he suffered at the hands of River his first defeat in the 90 minutes in the era You look by 3 to 0 in the Monumental and showed as almost the only effective weapon the incursions of the Chilean right back Mauricio Isla, who climbed with great discretion and came to have a one-on-one that he failed by avoiding the goalkeeper towards the inside, exactly the place where The entire visiting defense returned.
For the second stage, Independiente pressed harder in the rival field and reached the Arsenal area more, although they could not break the zero or the defense of a Sarandí team well positioned in the background and which made Independiente nervous about being able to convert.
Against a relegated team that, however, showed pride and order, Independent It was only able to prevail in the second half when the income of Brian Martinez and the youth Javier Ruiz They gave him an imbalance in the last few meters, but the goal never came due to bad luck in some cases and because players like the forward Matías Giménez Rojas They are not in a particularly lucid moment in the last meters.
With this result, Independiente maintained second place in Group A, although it moved four points away from River and this Monday could be reached by Huracán, which will host Central Barracks.
In the general table, the “Red” was seven points behind Tiger, team that was in the relegation zone, but still has to play its match against Godoy Cruzon the same day as “Globo”, which has just one more point and was also very complicated.
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