River Plate debuted this Saturday with an unexpected 1-0 loss to Union on their visit to Santa Fein one of the three matches that gave continuity this Saturday to the first day of the Argentine Football Professional League Cup.
A solitary goal by Mauro Luna Viale at the beginning of the complement reached the host from Santa Fe to prevail against the defending champion who added his fourth consecutive setback in a competition start.
The technician Marcelo Gallardo although he refused to speak at the press conference Later on the arbitration of Néstor Pitana, he described the penalty that he sanctioned as “invented & rdquor ;, although he recognized the superiority of his rival in the duel this Saturday.
In another of the meetings this Saturday, Estudiantes de La Plata prevailed with authority 2-1 against Independientewhich did not have a good official debut for its new coach: Eduardo Domínguez.
Mauro Boselli, on his return to the La Plata club, and the Uruguayan Agustín Rogel scored the goals for the ‘pincharrata’ teamwhile Joaquín Laso discounted for the ‘Rojo’.
In the first match of the day, Huracán won 1-0 against Lanús with a goal from also Uruguayan Matías Cóccaro, in a match where a great scare was generated when Diego Braghieri had to be taken by ambulance from the field of play with a concussion and a bloody nose after a clash of heads with Jhnonatan Candia.
Finally, the defender was checked at the Penna hospital where computed tomography was performed which, according to a statement from the club itself “ruled out urgent acute injuries & rdquor ;.
In this first day that began on Thursday, continued on Friday and will end this Sunday as outstanding results San Lorenzo equalized without goals in their visit to Banfield In Pedro Troglio’s debut as coach, Vélez Sarsfield won 2-0 against Aldosivi and Newell’s Old Boys won an agonizing 1-0 against Defense and Justice.
In the epilogue of this opening day this Sunday Boca Juniors will receive Colón de Santa Fe at the BomboneraRacing Club will be local against Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, while Platense will meet Talleres de Córdoba.
The Professional League Cup has 28 teams divided into two zones.
After a game against each rival and an “interzonal classic”, the top four from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals, which will be played in a match on the field of the best placed in the previous phase. The final will be on a neutral court.