Racing, with two defeats in a row, an alarming inefficiency to convert and many injuries, it is played against Arsenal much of their chances of qualifying for the championship phase of the Professional League Cup. The match for the third date of Zone 1 is played this Saturday from 6:45 p.m. in Avellaneda with the arbitration of Pablo Echavarría and is televised by Fox Sports Premium.
Without a doubt, Racing is a “hospital”, Since there are nine injured players: Marcelo Díaz and Mauricio Martínez (they will be operated on menisci), Lorenzo Melgarejo, Augusto Solari, Alexis Soto and Darío Cvitanich (torn), Jonathan Crristaldo (ankle sprain), Nicolás Reniero (pubialgia) and Fabricio Domínguez (muscle strain).
To that long list of injured, to which is added the absence of Matías Rojas cited by the Paraguayan selected for the double knockout date, Racing adds an otherwise negative reality with the home falls against Atlético Tucumán (4-1) and Unión in Santa Fe (2-0).
The two setbacks have a common denominator: the many chances to score against the opponent and the lack of efficiency and aim to achieve them, beyond the fact that the two rival goalkeepers were figures. On the contrary, the times when opponents create danger in Gabriel Arias’ goal, they generally celebrate as a result of the forcefulness and advantages granted by the defense of Sebastián Beccacece’s team.
From now on, a bad streak is never opportune, whether of injuries and / or bad results, but at this moment it is completely out of place with the close match against Flamengo of Brazil, for the second round of the Libertadores.Doubts and lack of confidence gain ground in this Racing that he had become accustomed to the joys and with it rumors proliferate about a strained relationship between the coach and some of the team’s references.
If Racing does not win, it would already be very far from the qualifying zone, as the first two advance to the championship phase, and no matter how much Libertadores is the objective, it would be painful not to qualify. Arsenal drew goalless against Union away and fell in Sarandí to Atlético Tucumán.
Sergio Rondina’s team does not have the performance it achieved in the last Super League, since although he finished eleventh at times he was at the top of the table playing good football. Now, the results are not the best.
Racing Club: Gabriel Arias; Iván Pillud, Leonardo Sigali, Lucas Orban and Eugenio Mena; Leonel Miranda, Tiago Banega, Walter Montoya and Héctor Fértoli; Benjamín Garré and Lisandro López.
Arsenal: Maximiliano Gagliardo; Ulises Abreliano, Fabio Pereyra, Mateo Carabajal and Emiliano Papa; Alejo Antilef, Leonel Pico, Jesús Soraire and Nicolás Castro; Lucas Albertengo and Nicolás Miracco. DT: Sergio Rondina.
Referee: Pablo Echavarría.
Court: Racing Club.
Start time: 18.45.
TV: Fox Sports.
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