It is the first defeat for the Cordoba team in the League Cup
The direct red from central defender Erik Godoy was key to the result
Lanús beat Belgrano 2-0, which was the first defeat of the Cordobans in the League Cupwhose eleventh date will conclude next Wednesday.
Monday’s schedule opened with a tie and no goals between Talleres and Banfieldteams from Zone A. The Cordobans suffered the injury of their striker Bruno Barticciotto, who had to leave in the first 15 minutes, and could not beat a Drill that has accumulated six consecutive days without losing.
Julio César Falcioni’s men continue on their way to entering the knockout phase, while they continue in the middle of the Annual Table. The Cordobans, meanwhile, have not yet won in October, but for now they maintain their second place and qualification for the Copa Libertadores next year.
In a match in Zone B Lanús ended the undefeated Belgrano in this second tournament of the year.
The match practically It was decided due to the expulsion for a direct red card of central defender Erik Godoy in the first part. El Granate won comfortably 2-0 with goals from forward Jonathan Torres and offensive midfielder Luciano Boggio.
Ricardo Zielinski’s team has had two wins, its first since the League Cup began, and is clinging to its chances of entering the 2024 Sudamericana. El Pirata maintains its leadership in the area, and pursues the same objective as Lanús.
Another three goalless draws to close Monday’s day.
On the one hand, Sarmiento and San Lorenzotwo teams that have not gotten three points for more than eight games.
Rubén Insúa’s men have lost the advantage they gained in the Professional Football League, but, despite their poor results, they are still in the ‘top 10’ of the Annual. Green, on the other hand, continues its attempt to avoid relegation, and like its rival, it is very difficult to finish among the four classified in group B and advance to the next phase.
On the other hand, the Huracán-Barracas Central, a duel that had a lot of intensity. Despite Guapo’s efforts in the first half, Globo’s intensity and the expulsion of the visitor Rodrigo Insúa gave very good opportunities to those from Parque Patricios, who were left without coach, Diego Martínez, also due to expulsion.
Huracán is third in Zone A, just two points behind Carlos Tévez’s Independiente, but despite their good form they cannot escape the danger of relegation. Barracas, well established in the middle zone of the Annual, closes the group in the League Cup.
Finally, Platense and Newell’s Old Boys also signed a goalless draw. El Calamar is very well positioned as fourth in the B, and his streak of unbeaten games makes him dream of playing in a continental competition next year. Curiously, the Rosario team have the same points as Martín Palermo’s team in the accumulated points, and one point below in the League Cup.
The day continues tomorrow with the dispute of the matches Tigre-Godoy Cruz and Central Córdoba-Unión; and concludes on Wednesday with the Defensa y Justicia-Racing Club, all in Zone B.