Independiente beat Union and finds relief – Télam

El “Rojo” won before his people and settled down at the table with the glasses (Photo: Julin lvarez).

Independent, without technical director Julio Falcioni in the bank due to a health problem but with the entry into the second half of the game’s top scorer, “Chaco” Braian Martnez, beat Unin, from Santa Fe, in Avellaneda, by 1 to 0 tonight, to close the 18th. date of the championship of the Professional Football League (LPF) and stay in the final stretch of the race for access to the international cups next year.

The antecedents for Independiente were not the best after their last performances, with half a dozen barrabravas visiting the locker rooms after the 1-1 draw with Sarmiento, Junn and the previous disapproval of the footballers and the board of directors from the bleachers of the Libertadores. from America.

However, the faithful to the red currency renewed their vows on the hot night of Avellaneda and attended, to the extent that capacity allows, to encourage the team at this time of evident decline after a good start to the cycle with Julio Falcioni as coach.

And precisely not even Falcioni could be present at the head of the team, since a lung condition kept him at home to recover, for which he was replaced by his also faithful side from so many battles, Nstor Pccoli.

And the start of the game for the “red” was promising because he stood in the field of Unin, ready to make the dominance of the actions prevail from the middle of the field with the deployment of Lucas Romero and Domingo Blanco and the interesting management of Alan Soora and the twenty-something Rodrigo Mrquez.

But everything lasted until around 20 minutes, when little by little Unin began to solve that intricacy posed by the local in the middle towards the sides with the attentive and neat game of some of its young and promising midfielders such as Imanol Machuca, Gastn Gonzlez , Juan Nardoni and the very well planted Enzo Roldn.

With that, it was enough for those led by the Uruguayan coach Gustavo Muna, former goalkeeper of the national team, to go through the second half of that first half with the ball in their possession, which caused the reappearance of the whistles for the local team.

(Photo: Julián Álvarez).(Photo: Julin lvarez).

That script from the first stage was exactly invested in the complement, when Independiente continued to be dominated by its rival in the middle of its development, which although it was not deep, had it under control and did not provide the homeowners with clues to stop. approach the goal defended by Sebastin Moyano.

Then came the “demands” of the people for a team lacking in ideas, which extracted the freshness and creativity of Alan Velasco and continued without “punch” above.

It was evident that if Pccoli did not resort to some “young” revulsive from the substitute bench, the game would go to another unhappy end for Avellaneda’s team, and that is why Falcioni’s assistant reacted quickly and barely 10 minutes later Simultaneously to Toms Pozzo and Braian Martnez by the muted Rodrigo Mrquez and Soora.

And the results did not take long to appear, although it is clear that as a result of an individual arrest of one of those admitted, Braian Martnez, and not as a result of a collective game, from which Independiente has suffered for several games.

Martnez charged from the left, he was encouraged to go hand in hand with Federico Vera and from a closed angle he took a high and crossed left-footed shot that got against the far post of the arc defended by Moyano.

The goal not only changed the mood of the fan, which fell, as is often the case lately with most Argentine soccer teams in this post-pandemic stage, in the “come on, let’s go kids”, with an eye on more less arid future than in this thorny present.

But the goal also led, as is customary for Falcioni’s teams, that Independiente began to retreat more and more against his goalkeeper, also Uruguayan Sebastin Sosa.

And this was exacerbated when, 35 minutes later, he was left with one less man due to the just expulsion of Domingo Blanco from the steering wheel for a violent infraction.

That is why the suffering of the 10-odd minutes that remained ahead was maximum, as well as the euphoric celebration of his fans when Fernando Rapallini blew the final whistle and his team returned to victory after five presentations without adding three points. .

As Independiente jumped to the seventh step in the championship shared with Huracn and Defensa y Justicia but, above all, it established itself in positions of the South American Cup, although it continues to look from afar, five points, to the last one that is entering the Copa Libertadores on the Annual Table. , which is Talleres, from Crdoba.

Unin, meanwhile, is four points behind Racing in that Annual Table, and Avellaneda’s is the last to enter the aforementioned South American Cup.

By Editor

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