From area to area the journey had been. From suffering to joy. From Gabriel Arias’ tremendous cover to Mateo Sanabria, Racing went non-stop to Roger Martínez’s great finish. But the triumph would slip through his hands like water. Everything that had cost him to get on top, against a very solid Central Córdoba that stood up to him, would collapse at the end.
The Avellaneda team was careless behind and left Sanabria alone, who took revenge: he received a cross from Jourdan and scored the agonizing 1-1. And the fire broke out again. The fans, who imagined themselves leaders alone and inside the Copa Sudamericana zone with more margin (it entered that zone, anyway), ended up with the weight of another disappointment. The whistles at the players and insults at the board of directors who came down from the stands were ingredients of a once again hot climate.
Tempers had calmed down with the victory in the classic with Boca and the discomfort was revived against a team that does not know how to manage time. That he always loses focus and pays for it at some point. That has flaws to hurt at the top and at the bottom always gives advantages. That he won just one of his last seven games.
The Grazzini-Videla technical duo brought together Vecchio Almendra, two who play very well and are on the same page. Although they were rarely associated with real danger. She was not enough with Vecchio’s attempts, who always asked for her. With the freshness that Ojeda brought when he joined the ST or Roger’s goal. Racinf was a team without ease. Uncomfortable for much of the game.
Racing did not have an explosion against a firm, serious opponent, who knew how to surpass him in handling the ball and never retreated too far. He lacked firepower in the last meters to the final point and that is why he did not reach the point sooner. El Ferroviario seemed to feel that he was facing a mentally soft rival and gave him a fight in the middle, without inferiority complexes at all.
The Academy continues to be a weak team for which everything is difficult. He entered a field where He faces his rivals and his own lack of confidence.. Even so, he is among the top four.
Central Córdoba’s tie
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Mateo Sanabria equalized the match at the end
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Roger Martínez scored the first of the game
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