Federico Girotti scored the only goal of the game from eleven meters after a clear handball from Pelaitay
Those from Almagro are now waiting for a rival who will emerge from the duel between Defensa y Justicia and Chaco For Ever
He San Lorenzo de Almagro qualified this Tuesday for the semifinals of the Argentine Soccer Cup after winning by 1-0 al Club Atlético San Martín in the opening of the quarterfinal round of the tournament. The ‘Ciclón’ beat the San Juan team thanks to a penalty goal scored by the Argentine striker Federico Girottiafter a clear handball in the area by the visitors’ captain, midfielder Nicolás Pelaitay.
Despite the defeat, Verdinegro’s image in the contest was magnificent, dominating possession and managing to attack Augusto Batalla’s goal several times. In that context, Cuervo defender Rafael Pérez stood out, deflecting several shots and intercepting several balls for his team.
César Monasterio’s team, which is seventh in the Primera Nacional, leaves the competition having looked closely at the team coached by Rubén Insúa, and taking with it several victims from the Primera División in the tournament such as Argentinos Juniors or Vélez Sarsfield. For their part, the Blaugrana advance to the next phase after a Cup in which they left Sarmiento, Platense and Belgrano behind. In the semifinals, they will face the champion of the match between Defensa y Justicia and Chaco For Ever, a team that also plays in the Primera Nacional like the San Juan team.
The competition resumes this Wednesday with the aforementioned match in Chaco at 9:30 p.m. (00:30 GMT).