Newell’s reaches a draw against Arsenal in the continuity of date 21 of the Professional League

The date 21 of the professional League tournament is disputed

The date 21 of the tournament of the Professional league it goes ahead on Sunday with several interesting encounters. Although the eyes will be on what happens in River Plate’s visit to Platense, in the previous one there will be two clashes with a lot at stake. First Arsenal and Newell’s are measured in Sarandí and, from 19.15, Racing and Colón de Santa Fe will face each other.


Arsenal and Newell's collide in Sarandí (Fotobaires)
Arsenal and Newell’s collide in Sarandí (Fotobaires)

Newell’s visit to Sarandí Arsenal with the mission to achieve with his interim DT Adrian Taffarel something he couldn’t with the three previous coaches: win three matches in a row during 2021.

The collation, framed in the continuity of the date 21 of the Professional Football League (LPF), it is played in the stadium Julio Grondona, is refereed by Andres Merlos and televised by the Public TV.

The meeting at the Viaduct had a smooth procedure in the first minutes where the local showed their letters with Alejo Antilef who searched in depth for his forwards Bruno Sepúlveda and Lucas Albertengo. While La Lepra had the experienced Pablo perez to generate the game from the midfield, although also the former Boca Juniors and Independiente midfielder should have been reprimanded for his constant claims to the judge.

It was Antilef himself who broke the zero at 31 minutes after defensive misunderstandings by Newell’s that enabled the Arsenal midfielder, who from the floor and with a cross shot opened the scoring.

There was no more in the first half without many emotions and where the heat played a preponderant role and where the judge stopped the game at 29 minutes so that the players could hydrate.

The Rosario team, with a weak campaign in the domestic tournament with barely 23 points, surpassed in his last two presentations Independent (1-0) and Union of Santa Fe (1-0), both matches under the technical direction of Taffarel (former DT of the Reserve), and if he wins in Sarandí, he will achieve what those who led in 2021 could not: Frank Darío Kudelka, Germán Burgos and Fernando Gamboa.

Regarding training, Leprosy presents two variants in relation to the team that beat the Tatengue, with income from Diego Calcaterra by Cristian Lema (right adductor strain) and Juan Fernando Garro for the juvenile Roman Bravo.

In Arsenal, which is last with only 16 points and it comes from being thrashed by Independiente (3-0), the coach Israel Damonte opted for Bruno Sepulveda upon Nicolas Mazzola in the front.

The history between the two is 29 games, with 10 wins for Newell’s, 7 for Arsenal and 12 draws.


Arsenal: Alejandro Medina; Julián Navas, Ignacio Gariglio, Gastón Suso and Emiliano Papa; Emiliano Méndez, Leonel Picco, Facundo Kruspzky, Alejo Antilef; Bruno Sepúlveda and Lucas Albertengo. DT: Israel Damonte.

Newell’s Old Boys: Ramiro Macagno; Tomás Jacob, Diego Calcaterra, José Canale and Mariano Bíttolo; Maximiliano Comba, Jerónimo Cacciabue, Pablo Pérez and Francisco González, Ignacio Scocco and Juan Fernando Garro. DT: Adrián Taffarel.

Referee: Andrés Merlos.

Basketball court: Arsenal

TV: Public TV.


El Sabalero has the memory of the final that he beat the Academy in Santiago del Estero.  Photo: Télam
El Sabalero has the memory of the final that he beat the Academy in Santiago del Estero. Photo: Télam

Racing, which accumulates six dates without wins at Cylinder from Avellaneda, will receive Colon of Santa Fe with the urgency of adding a victory that will put him back in the classification zone of the South American Cup of 2022.

The game will be played at the President Perón Stadium -where the Academia accumulates three draws and three defeats- from the 19.15, with the arbitration of Diego Abal and televising of TNT Sports.

The team of Fernando Gago will have two important absences with the tears they suffered Eugenio Mena, playing in the South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 for Chile, and that of Matías Rojas, who also suffered a muscle injury acting for the Paraguayan team.

For its part, Colon, which had a historic 2021 when obtaining, just before Racing, the Professional League Cup, you are already guaranteed qualification for the Copa Libertadores 2022 for that achievement and is trying to finish, with Eduardo Dominguez as a coach, in the best possible way the domestic tournament.

The Santa Fe team will have the absences of the torn Rafael Delgado and of the suspended Facundo Garcés and Facundo Farías, in addition to playing with a central rear that he never used integrated by Bruno Bianchi and Gonzalo Piovi.

In the history they played in 76 times and Racing has an advantage of 25 wins against 21 of the “Sabaleros”, plus 30 draws.

Probable formations

Racing: Gabriel Arias, Iván Pillud, Leonardo Sigali, Nery Dominguez and Fernando Prado; Carlos Alcaraz, Mauricio Martínez and Leonel Miranda; Lisandro López; Enzo Copetti and Javier Correa. DT: Fernando Gago.

Colon: Leonardo Burián; Eric Meza, Bruno Bianchi, Gonzalo Piovi and Nahuel Gallardo; Federico Lértora; Alexis Castro, Rodrigo Aliendro, Christian Bernardi and Cristian Ferreira; Lucas Beltrán. DT: Eduardo Domínguez

Referee: Diego Abal.

Basketball court: Racing Club.

Start time: 19.15.

TV: TNT Sports



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