Córdoba and Godoy Cruz workshops They face each other for the other semifinal of the Argentina Cup. The game, which has the arbitration of Ariel Penel in replacement of Patricio Loustau -he led the duel postponed by the rain between Boca and Newell’s-, can be followed by TyC Sports.
With sold out tickets in San Luis, the stadium Juan Gilberto Funes it is the scene of a match that defines much more than the second finalist of the cup. Boca, that if the Professional League tournament ended today it would be left out of the Libertadores 2022 due to the accumulated in the annual table, he knows that a victory for the Cordovan would help him in his goal of qualifying for the highest soccer tournament in South America.
Precisely, Xeneize is already waiting in the final that will be played next Wednesday, December 8 in Santiago del Estero after beating Argentinos Juniors (1-0).
The first half was very entertaining. Godoy Cruz left a better image by generating various dangerous situations. Workshops suffered some defensive decoupling, but it also brought danger to the rival goal.
Two minutes later it was the first dangerous play of the game. Godoy Cruz surprised the left with a deep attack from Martín Ojeda, who finished off crossed and found the reaction of goalkeeper Guido Herrera to pure reflexes to brush the ball and send it to the corner, which was not sanctioned by referee Ariel Penel.
Five minutes later it was Damián Pérez who tried from medium distance, while the answer from Talleres came through a great header from Diego Valoyes that was barely deflected.
At 21 ′, Ojeda returned to sting in depth and finished crossed. It was another warning light for the T recoil, which was not fine. However, on offense the Cordoba team threatened to react for three minutes later through Michael Santos. The action was almost perfect and had the acceleration of Valoyes who assisted very well for the forward, who hooked twice and when he was about to score, he was just intercepted.
At 28 ′, Martín Ojeda again brought danger in the area and after hooking he finished off forced, but Herrera controlled without problems. At this point, Godoy Cruz handled the ball much better and turned his game on the right, with Matías Ramírez, Ezequiel Bullaude and the contributions of forward Tomás Badaloni.
Talleres tried with a free kick shot by Michael Santos, which goalkeeper Juan Espínola took to the corner, and at the end a header from Komar went very close, although the former Boca Juniors defender was offside.
The last action of the first half was with the great free kick by Martín Ojeda, the great figure of the stage, which Herrera covered and on the rebound Damián Pérez sent it over the top. It was a great chance for Tomba, who went to rest leaving a very good impression.
Facing this duel, it must be said that the team that leads the Chief Medina arrives in better shape. It is located in the second position of the Argentine tournament with 43 points and lost one of the last six games (5-2 against Gimnasia en el Bosque). In the case of those led by Diego Flores placeholder imageAfter a promising start to the cycle (unbeaten in seven games), the results were irregular and he is in 14th position with 30 points. He won one of the last five and was the most recent against Patronato in Paraná (3-0).
What’s more, there is a very close antecedent. On November 6 they met at the stadium Malvinas Argentinas from Mendoza and It was a 2-0 win for Talleres with goals from Rafael Pérez and Komar, both in the second half of the game.
On his way to the semifinals, Talleres eliminated Atlético de Rafaela (32nd), Vélez (16th), Estudiantes de Río Cuarto (8th) and Temperley (4th). In the case of the Mendoza Tomba, it surpassed Justo José de Urquiza (32nd), Boca Unidos (16th), Racing Club (8th) and Tigre (4th) to be among the four best teams in the competition.
Referee: Ariel Penel
Stadium: Juan Gilberto Funes, San Luis
TV: TyC Sports