Atlético Tucumán shines with a 3-1 win over Estudiantes de La Plata

Atlético Tucumán shines with a 3-1 win over Estudiantes de La Plata

09/26/2022 at 04:45


He already has eleven wins, eight draws and only two defeats

Behind is Boca Juniors, just two points away

At the beginning of the final stretch of the Professional League Tournament of Argentine soccer, Atlético Tucumán remained at the top of the standings after beating Estudiantes de La Plata 3-1 on SundayBoca Juniors is the only escort after beating Godoy Cruz 0-1 at home in Mendoza, and River Plate was relegated after losing 0-1 to Talleres de Córdoba on Saturday at its Monumental stadium.

The ‘Dean’ from Tucuman ratified his aspirations to win the first title in his history after achieving this Sunday night a great 3-1 win against Estudiantes de La Plata thanks to the double of Augusto Lotti and the rest of Mateo Coronel against a partial tie achieved by Leandro Díaz for the Pratenses.

After this victory for the twenty-first day of the competition, Atlético Tucumán adds 41 points in a spectacular campaign led by coach Lucas Pusineri that includes eleven wins, eight draws and just two losses.

Two points behind was Boca Juniorswho on Sunday with a squad heavily decimated by injuries, suspensions and players affected by their national teams, won 0-1 against Godoy Cruz in Mendoza with a solitary goal from youthful Luca Langoni.

The ‘Xeneize’, who comes from winning the title in the Professional League Cup in the first half of the year, stringed together six wins and a draw in his last seven appearances to present himself asor a serious contender for the Tucuman ‘Dean’ for the crown.

In the third step of the classification were Racing Club and Huracán, both with 37 pointsafter their respective wins against Unión (2-1) and Banfield (3-1) that allow them to dream of fighting for the championship until the end.

Fernando Gago’s ‘Academy’ of Avellaneda had to suffer to beat Union 2-1 with goals from Enzo Copetti and Colombian Johan Carbonero in the 86th minute to unbalance a score that Paraguayan Junior Marabel had opened for the visit.

The ‘Globo’, meanwhile, in the first meeting of this day on Friday had beaten Banfield 3-1 with authority with the conquests of Walter Pérez, Rodrigo Cabral and the Uruguayan Matías Cóccaro, after the opening of the score indicated by Alejandro Cabrera.

Gymnastics and River Plate were the big losers of this day after their respective defeats at home against Tigre (0-1) and Talleres de Córdoba (0-1).

The ‘Wolf’ added his second setback in a row against a ‘Matador’ who won this Sunday with the goal of the Paraguayan Blas Armoa to leave the platense team in 36 points.

Even more relegated with 32 integers was River Plate after his fall on Saturday in the final minute against Talleres de Córdoba, in the Monumental, thanks to the conquest of Diego Ortegoza.

In the same line with 32 points was Godoy Cruz after the fall against Boca on Friday and with 30 are located Tigre and Platensewhich this Sunday tied 1-1 as a visitor with Rosario Central.

In other results of this twenty-first day, on Saturday Defense and Justice in the debut of Julio Vaccari as coach beat Patronato de Paraná 2-1Sarmiento beat Arsenal de Sarandí 2-0, Lanús deepened San Lorenzo’s crisis by beating them 2-0 and Independiente added their fourth win in a row by beating Newell’s Old Boys 1-0.

On Sunday Vélez garnered just his second win of the tournament by beating Barracas Central 1-0 in a day that will be completed on Monday with two meetings: Colón-Argentinos Juniors and Aldosivi-Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero.

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