Banfield could only tie tonight against Patronato de Paraná without opening the scoring, as a result of the fight and the lock that the rival opposed, in a match on date 12 of the LPF.
From the first passages of the game, the dissimilar positions between the two teams were observed to face the contention for the three points.
The ‘Drill’ took possession of the ball and with good circulation, plus the continuous change of front, he looked for the loopholes to break the resistance of the opposing defense.
What he achieved in part with the shots from outside the area by Matías González, Jesús Dátolo and Emanuel Coronel, who knew how to be controlled by Facundo Altamirano, the ‘Patrón’ goalkeeper who is on loan from Banfield.
On the other hand, the visitors understood the provisions of the technical director Facundo Sava, with the iron mark in all sectors and with the shrinking of the spaces in the sectors close to their area in an attempt to contain the rivals.
Only with long balls, which were more clearance than counterattack initiators, did they try to disturb Facundo Cambeses, who did not panic in the first period.
Even at the end of that stage, the homeowner produced his clearest situation, with an aerial center by Dátolo from a corner so that Dylan Gissi connected it with a strong header to the right of Altamirano, who showed off in a hard action and deflected it to a new corner kick, without consequences.
At the beginning of the complement, Banfield had the best opportunity to mark the opening when the intervention of the VAR awarded him a penalty for an infraction in the area by Francisco Alvarez to the detriment of González that referee Ariel Penel had not noticed.
The maximum penalty was executed by Dátolo in which Altamirano once again excelled by controlling the shot on his right, at 5 minutes.
This circumstance led the Paraná team to change their position to be encouraged to play equal to their rival, which generated a more entertaining and emotional show.
That was until the visitor was left with one player less due to the expulsion of defender Álvarez, due to a double warning, at 26 minutes, which led him to take refuge near his area again.
From then until the end Banfield fought for victory with more drive than ideas without being able to harm Altamirano, the figure of the match.
And near the end, the VAR intervened again due to a mistaken decision by Penel, who expelled the admitted Andrés Chávez, in Banfield, for an infraction that deserved a warning as well as the referee had to change the red card for the yellow.
For the next date, the 13th, Banfield will visit Platense, on Friday the 12th at 7:00 p.m.; the same day but at 9:30 p.m., Patronato will receive San Lorenzo.