Vélez is in the final after defeating Argentinos Juniors on penalties

Vélez is in the final after defeating Argentinos Juniors on penalties

At the Único stadium in San Nicolás, Fortín won against Bicho in a penalty shootout and advanced to the Final of the Argentine tournament – LPF Cup 2024. Even though Juan Ignacio Méndez missed his shot, the effectiveness of Thiago Vecino , Joaquín García, Santiago Cáseres and Lenny Lobato guided the victory of the visit. For the host team, Leonardo Heredia and Luciano Gondou failed to convert their opportunities.

After extra time, the score was level at 0-0 and the series of penalties determined the winner of the duel.

With dominance in possession of the ball (67%), Argentinos Juniors appeared superior but it was not enough to win the game.

Franco Moyano’s performance positioned him as the most outstanding player of the match. The Argentinos Juniors midfielder made 81 correct passes and searched for the opponent’s goal with 2 shots.

Tomás Marchiori was another of the outstanding players. The Vélez goalkeeper showed his quality by containing 5 shots and giving 4 correct passes.

Several infractions in the middle of the field forced the pace of the game to be cut. There were 3 reprimands: Sebastián Prieto, Román Vega and Thiago Vecino. He was sent off for a straight red card, Braian Romero in the 13th minute of the first half.

Argentinos strategist Pablo Guede stopped the starting eleven with a 4-3-3 formation with Diego Rodríguez in goal; Kevin Coronel, Jonatan Galván, Román Vega and Sebastián Prieto on the defensive line; Alan Lescano, Franco Moyano and Nicolás Oroz in the middle; and José María Herrera, Luciano Gondou and Maximiliano Romero in the attack.

For their part, those chosen by Gustavo Quinteros took to the field with a 4-5-1 formation with Tomás Marchiori between the three sticks; Joaquín García, Damián Fernández, Valentín Gómez and Tomás Cavanagh in defense; Christian Ordóñez, Agustín Bouzat, Francisco Pizzini, Claudio Aquino and Thiago Fernández in midfield; and Braian Romero up front.

Facundo Tello Figueroa was appointed as the main referee of the match at the Único de San Nicolás stadium.

By winning with the series of kicks from the penalty spot, Vélez will play in the grand final of the Argentina – LPF Cup 2024 tournament and his rival will be . The match that decides the champion of this competition will be played on Sunday, May 5 at the Único Madre de Ciudades stadium.

Changes in Argentinos Juniors
  • 59′ 2T – Maximiliano Samuel Romero left for Gastón Nicolás Verón and José María Herrera for Santiago Montiel
  • 60′ 2T – Kevin Coronel left for Alan Jesús Rodríguez Guaglianoni
  • 79′ 2T – Nicolás Adrián Oroz left for Leonardo Matías Heredia
  • 89′ 2T – Alan Lescano left for Damián Iván Batallini
Changes in Velez
  • 64′ 2T – Francisco Andrés Pizzini left for Juan Ignacio Méndez and Thiago Cruz Fernández for Lenny Ivo Lobato Romanelli
  • 74′ 2T – Tomás Bernardo Cavanagh left for Emanuel Hernán Mammana and Claudio Ezequiel Aquino for Santiago Cáseres
  • 88′ 2T – Agustín Bouzat left for Thiago Vecino Berriel

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