Huracán tied with Tigre in Victoria and could not climb to the top

Huracán tied with Tigre in Victoria and could not climb to the top

Photo: Julian Alvarez.

In the continuity of the 18th date, the “Globo” began winning at 18 minutes of the first half due to Franco Cristaldo’s goal, from a penalty kick, but at 27′ Mateo Retegui, the championship gunner, equalized for the “Matador” .

Huracán played with one more from 12 minutes into the second half due to the expulsion of Facundo Colidio, but could not take the opportunity to take the three points from the José Dellagiovanna stadium in Victoria.

Huracán, who was left with 32 points (one behind Atlético Tucumán and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, the leaders), was weighed down by the responsibility of staying at the top of the standings for at least a few hours.

Diego Dabove’s team spent almost 40 minutes with an extra player but could not create any danger in Tigre’s area.

The “Matador” saved the undefeated of seven games without losing at home but continues with an irregular walk that has him in the middle of the table with 23 units.

The “Globo”, despite the missed opportunity, maintains the streak of 7 without losing with four wins and three draws.

The game could not have started better for Huracán because after 15 minutes, after a good pressure on Ezequiel Fernández, he started the play that ended in the penalty kick by Abel Luciatti against Matías Cóccaro.

Photo Julin Alvarez
Photo: Julian Alvarez.

At 18 minutes, Franco Cristaldo, who had just scored two in the same way against Central Córdoba, converted again and made it 1-0. The 10 of the “Globo” scored his 11th goal in the tournament.

The advantage so far was deserved because Dabove’s team had assumed the leading role in the game and generated danger mainly from the left sector with Rodrigo Cabral.

It was difficult for Tigre to get into the match but at 27 minutes he put together his best attacking play from the middle to the left that ended with a precise center by Alexis Castro for Retegui’s goal.

After four minutes of review in the VAR for an alleged advanced position, the scorer celebrated his 13th goal in the tournament, gave the “Matador” the tie and earned the fans’ applause.

Photo Julin Alvarez
Photo: Julian Alvarez.

The locals finished better than Huracán in the first stage and were close to the second with a header from Retegui that found Lucas Chaves well placed.

The team from Victoria, finalists of the last League Cup, also started the second half well but in their best moment of the game, at 12 minutes, Facundo Colidio, one of the high points, was sent off after a strong and reckless kick on the chest of Lucas Merolla.

Hurricane was left with all the weight of the game and the responsibility of going in search of victory, but was overcome by the situation.

Dabove tried with two center forwards with the entry of the Uruguayan Maicol Cabrera, but the clearest situation was a header from Merolla in the 27th minute that Roffo took out.

The point left a bitter taste for both of them because Huracán couldn’t climb to the top, while Tigre was left with the feeling that he could have tried something else if he didn’t keep ten.

On the next date, the 19th, Tigre will visit Godoy Cruz and Huracán will receive Barracas Central, both on Tuesday from 7pm.

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