This Saturday there will be a new day of great football in Argentina. After Banfield’s triumph over Racing, added to Colón’s win against Central Córdoba and Unión’s agonizing draw against Atlético Tucumán, four will be the matches of the day. In the first shift, from 17.10, they will play Aldosivi-Godoy Cruz Y Workshops-Board. At 7:20 p.m. Velez will receive Newell’s and at the close of Saturday, San Lorenzo will face Arsenal from 21.30.
It will not be another game for either team. In the case of the locals, because they will have the debut as coach of Fernando Gago. The former Boca figure, who also passed through Real Madrid, retired as a player a short time ago and will begin his career as a DT accompanied by a former teammate and friend, Federico Insúa.
Regarding the team, upon the arrival of Lautaro Guzman, from workshops, and from Gaston Lodico, ex Lanús, in the last hours it was confirmed that the Insúa brothers, Emiliano and Emanuel. The first comes from playing in the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS, while the other had his last step in the AEK Athens, of the Greek league.
For his part, Godoy Cruz will also have a new coach. Sebastian Mendez, former assistant of Diego Maradona in Gymnastics, signed his return to the club that seven days ago lived one of the worst days in its recent history when the death of Sebastian Morro Garcia. The Uruguayan striker took his own life at his home in Mendoza and generated a stir throughout the Argentine soccer environment.
Among the new faces of Tomba are the goalkeeper Juan Espínola, who arrived from Nacional de Uruguay, Jeison Chalá, Ezequiel Cirigliano and the defenders of River Elías López and Augusto Aguirre. Both youths came on loan to the Mendoza club.
Aldosivi: Luciano Pocrnjic; Emanuel Iñíguez, Jonathan Schunke, Fernando Román Villalba and Federico Milo; Gastón Lódico, Gastón Gil Romero and Leandro Maciel; Malcom Braida, Federico Andrada and Lautaro Guzmán. DT: Fernando Gago.
Godoy Cruz: Juan Ángel Espínola; Hugo Silva, Gianluca Ferrari, Leonel González and Damián Pérez; Wilder Cartagena, Gonzalo Abrego, Renzo Tesuri and Ezequiel Bullaude; Martín Ojeda and Tomás Badaloni. DT: Sebastián Méndez.
Refereeo: Ariel Penel
Stadium: José María Minella, from Mar del Plata.
TV: TNT Sports
The team of Alexander Medina He is one of those who least touched the structure that led him to be one of the protagonists in the Diego Maradona Cup. Waiting for what will happen with the possible transfer of Nahuel Tenaglia to Boca -apparently the Xeneize would have aimed at a Colombian side of Millonarios-, Talleres will look for a victory at home to start the new local tournament.
With Guido Herrera Y Franco Fragapane like banners, without their captain Juan Cruz Komar, who is still recovering from an injury, and with the removal of Thomas Pochettino, which was sold to Austin FC of the Major League, the team from Cordoba will face Patronato.
The team of Ivan Delfino, another who returned to sit on a well-known substitute bench, will try to improve the performance of the last contest in which he could only win one match.
Workshops: Guido Herrera; Nahuel Tenaglia, Piero Hincapié, Rafael Pérez and Enzo Díaz; Juan Méndez and Federico Navarro; Franco Fragapane, Joel So Señora and Diego Valoyes; Carlos Auzqui or Mateo Retegui. DT: Alexander Medina.
Patronage: Matías Ibáñez; Leandro Marín, Dylan Gissi, Oliver Benítez and Gustavo Canto; Gabriel Gudiño, Brian Nievas, Damián Lemos and Nicolás Delgadillo; Lautaro Comas and Germán Rivero. DT: Iván Delfino.
Referee: Nestor Pitana
Stadium: Mario Alberto Kempes, from Córdoba
TV: Fox Sports Premium
The Liniers team is also presented as one of the candidates to fight in Zone B. After reaching the semifinals of the last Copa Sudamericana, the team he directs Mauricio Pellegrino will seek to be regular in domestic competition.
Looking ahead to the duel this afternoon, it is important to note that Thiago Almada and Miguel Brizuela will be available for having been removed from the professional team after being indicted for a cause of sexual abuse that occurred at the end of last year. The club confirmed that they will not be with the group until their legal situation is resolved.
In the case of Leprosy, the team Frank Kudelka achieved the return of Fernando Belluschi after 15 years. Another of those listed is Cristian Lema, who played the last few months in the football of Saudi Arabia. For its part, the leadership of the Rosario will try to repatriate the forward Sebastian Palacios, who returned to Independiente after his loans. One of the sensitive casualties Newell’s suffered was that of Aníbal Moreno, one of the jewels of the quarry, which moved to Racing.
Velez: Lucas Hoyos; Tomás Guidara, Lautaro Giannetti, Emiliano Amor and Francisco Ortega; Agustín Mulet and Federico Mancuello; Ricardo Centurión, Pablo Galdames or Ricardo Álvarez and Luca Orellano; Juan Martin Lucero. DT: Mauricio Pellegrino.
Newell’s: Alan Aguerre; Facundo Nadalin, Manuel Capasso, Yonathan Cabral and Mariano Bittolo; Brian Rivero or Julián Fernández, Jerónimo Cacciabue and Pablo Pérez; Alexis Rodríguez, Ignacio Scocco and Maxi Rodríguez. DT: Frank Kudelka.
Referee: Patricio Loustau
Stadium: José Amalfitani
TV: Fox Sports Premium
A new cycle begins with Boedo together. After completing a great campaign in Argentinos Juniors, Diego Dabove He disembarked in the Cyclone with the aim of improving the present of a team that will play the preliminary phase of the Copa Libertadores with the intention of joining the group phase.
In addition to the arrival of the new DT, some new faces such as those of Diego Braghieri, which will be the headline tonight, Khalil Elijah -Dabove had it in Godoy Cruz-, the forward Lucas Melano Y Franco Troyansky, from Unión de Santa Fe. Beyond the incorporations, the salient note for today will be that the Romero brothers, both Ángel and Oscar, will be substitutes on the local computer.
In the case of Arsenal, those led by Sergio Rondina they will seek to remain a difficult set for each rival. The archer Nicolas Navarro, who was released from Tigre, was added as the most recognized reinforcement and will be the starting goalkeeper at the start of the League Cup.
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
Stadium: Pedro Bidegain
TV: TNT Sports