San Lorenzo vs. Arsenal by Professional League Cup 2021: time, TV and formations

San Lorenzo, with the presentation of Diego Dabove as DT, will be local to the always complicated Sarandí Arsenal, in order to achieve a triumph in this new stage that begins with the first date of Zone A of the Professional Soccer League Cup.

The game will be played this Saturday at the Pedro Bidegain stadium, in the capital’s Bajo Flores neighborhood, from 21.30, with the arbitration of Fernando Espinoza and televised by TNT Sports.

After a short and unproductive cycle of Mariano Soso as coach in the Diego Maradona Cup, San Lorenzo opted for Dabove, a coach who had very good campaigns in Godoy Cruz and Argentinos Juniors, that was worth being in the plans of Racing and Independiente.

San Lorenzo has not been the protagonist of the fight for a title for a long time, it was even away from international competitions, but a combination of foreign results in the Diego Maradona Cup that Boca won allowed it to enter the next Copa Libertadores, in the second phase.

Diego Braghieri (free from Atlético Nacional), Jalil Elías (on loan from Godoy Cruz), Lucas Melano (free from Atlético Tucumán) and Franco Troyansky (on loan from Union) arrived at the “Cyclone”, which will also play the Argentine Cup.

Dabove’s style excites the “Azulgrana” fan who is waiting for an offensive team with dynamic football.

In the last practices Dabvove surprised locals and strangers by leaving the Paraguayan twins Angel and Oscar Romero, the highest quality elements of the squad, out of the headlines.

Apparently the absence of Paraguayans, of a hierarchy proportional to the controversies they provoke with their behaviors, is due to tactical issues, although there are rumors that the twins could have a future in Brazil.

Arsenal is one of the most “annoying” teams in Argentine football, with a hard-working and highly intelligent coach born on the rise like Sergio Rondina, who always manages to put together a difficult team to beat.

Rondina added as reinforcements goalkeeper Nicolás Navarro (free from Tigre), defender Maximiliano Rogoski (on loan from Midland), Lucas Suárez (on loan from Estudiantes de Río Cuarto), Juan Andrada (on loan from Godoy Cruz) and Gastón Benavídez ( on loan from Estudiantes de Río Cuarto).

There will not be great figures in the eleven of the Sarandí team, but it is an adversary that always complicates and that when someone else’s error takes out dividends, reasons for which San Lorenzo will not have it simple.

Probable formations

San Lorenzo: Fernando Monetti; Gino Peruzzi, Federico Gattoni, Diego Braghieri and Bruno Pittón; Jalil Elías, Diego Rodríguez and Juan Ramírez; Lucas Melano, Franco Di Santo and Nicolás Fernández. DT: Diego Dabove.

Arsenal: Nicolás Navarro; Julián Navas, Emiliano Méndez, Gastón Suso and Emiliano Papa; Jesús Soraire, Leonel Picco, Nicolás Castro and Alan Ruiz; Bruno Báez and Jhonatan Candia. DT: Sergio Rondina.

  • Referee: Fernando Espinoza.
  • Court: San Lorenzo.
  • Start time: 21.30
  • TV: TNT Sports


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