Racing needs to win to avoid an early dismissal of the championship phase

Racing, with two falls in series, an alarming inefficiency to convert and many injuries, will be played today from 18:45 against Arsenal, much of their chances of qualifying for the championship phase of the Professional League Cup. The match on date 3 of Zone 1 will be played at the Cilindro de Avellaneda.

The Academy is a “hospital” since it adds 9 injured: Marcelo Díaz and Mauricio Martínez (they will be operated on for menisci), Lorenzo Melgarejo, Augusto Solari, Alexis Soto and Darío Cvitanich (torn), Jonathan Crristaldo (ankle sprain), Nicolás Reniero (pubialgia) and Fabricio Domínguez (muscle strain). Their two setbacks, against Atlético Tucumán and Unión, have a common denominator: the many chances to score, with an alarming lack of efficiency and aim to achieve them, beyond the fact that the two rival goalkeepers were figures.


The Saturday day will open in Mar del Plata where they will face at 14 (Fox Sports) Aldosivi and San Lorenzo, in a duel of pointers from Zone 5.

El Tiburon arrives at this crossroads after an important 1-0 away victory against Argentinos, and leads the zone with 4 points, as does Boedo’s team, which has just beaten Estudiantes 2-0. In Aldosivi, the Roque midfielder Gastón Gil Romero will continue to be absent due to injury.


Meanwhile from 16:15 (TNT Sports), Lanús will be local to Newell’s in a match for Zone 4 in which both need a win to expand their chances of qualifying in a group in which Boca marked differences.

Of the two teams, the one that is most in debt is Newell’s that with the referents Maxi Rodríguez, Pablo Pérez and Darío Scocco he pointed as a candidate in the fight to win the area and now the latter.

In Lanús there will be two changes forced by the injuries of the defenders Guillermo Burdisso and Nicolás Thaller, both torn. The Colombian Alexis Pérez for Burdisso and the Senegalese Ousmane Ndong (21 years old, who would debut) or Facundo Pérez for Thaller will enter.


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