Independiente achieved a 2-1 victory against Vélez Sarsfield
River Plate recovered from their debut setback against Argentinos Juniors with a 5-1 win against Barracas Central
Carlos Tevez debuted with an agonizing victory as coach of Independiente against Vélez Sarsfield, River beat Barracas Central 5-1 and Boca Juniors lost 1-0 against Sarmiento in Junínin the three highlights this Sunday for the second day of the Argentine Soccer Professional League Cup.
With a distressing situation in the fight to maintain the category, Independiente achieved a 2-1 victory against Vélez Sarsfield in Carlos Tevez’s first game as coach.
Matías Giménez scored twice -the second from a penalty- for the winner, while Santiago Castro scored the temporary tie for the visit.
River Plate, meanwhile, recovered from its debut setback against Argentinos Juniors with a 5-1 win against Barracas Central after turning the result around after an initial goal of the visit by Bruno Sepúlveda.
Sepúlveda himself, against, a double from Santiago Solari and the rest from the Uruguayan Nicolás De la Cruz and Venezuelan Salomón Rondón gave victory to the team led by Martin Demicheliswhich has just won the last local title but was also eliminated from the Copa Libertadores and Argentina.
Boca Juniors, meanwhile, They have a decisive duel on Wednesday as a visitor against Racing Club In the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores they lost 1-0 to Sarmiento in Junín with a team with a majority of substitutes.
The local team won with Gabriel Díaz’s solitary goalwhile goalkeeper José Devecchi saved a penalty from Darío Benedetto three minutes from the end of the match.
In other outstanding results of this second day, an alternative Racing Club beat Tigre 1-2 with a goal from the Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero and San Lorenzo tied 2-2 with Belgrano at home with a double from the Paraguayan Adam Bareiro.
Talleres and Colón de Santa Fe remained leaders of Zone 1while Newell’s Old Boys and the aforementioned Sarmiento de Junín occupy that privileged area in Zone 2 by remaining the only four teams that have two wins in the same number of appearances.
This second day will be completed this Monday with the duels for Zone 1 that will encourage Banfield against Rosario Central and Atlético Tucumán against Instituto de Córdoba.
– Results of the 2nd. working day:
. Friday 08/25: Arsenal 3-2 Argentinos Juniors and Colón 2-0 Gimnasia.
. Saturday 08/26: Talleres 2-1 Huracán, San Lorenzo 2-2 Belgrano, Estudiantes 1-3 Unión, Newell’s Old Boys 1-0 Lanús and Tigre 1-2 Racing Club.
. Sunday 08/27: Independiente 2-1 Vélez Sarsfield, River Plate 5-1 Barracas Central, Godoy Cruz 1-0 Central Córdoba, Platense 0-0 Defensa y Justicia and Sarmiento 1-0 Boca Juniors.
. Monday 08/28: Banfield-Rosario Central and Atlético Tucumán-Instituto.