(ESPN.com) – Unión and Arsenal made their debut in the Professional League Cup with a 0-0 draw in the match corresponding to the first date of Group 1.
Both teams distributed opportunities and goalkeepers Maxi Gagliardo and Sebastián Moyano were the great stars of the afternoon with very good saves.
With the initial whistle, the Tatengue and the Viaducto team began their duel and the first attack initiatives were for the local, which, through pressure, sought to corner the rival in the beginning minutes.
At 10 minutes came the first great chance of the game, with a good cross from the left by Kevin Zenon that Andereggen connected with a head, but the ball went over the horizontal of Gagliardo.
Moments later, a good shot from outside the area by Zenon went straight to the goal of the Arsenal goalkeeper, who reacted in a great way with a short rebound to avoid the first goal of the afternoon in Santa Fe.
For Arsenal, the first play came in the 15th minute, when Castro finished weakly from outside the area and the ball fell into the hands of Sebastián Moyano.
Ten minutes later, the Huevo Rondina team reached the Tatengue goal again with a center behind Emiliano Papa that fell at the feet of Castro and the shot from former Sarmiento de Junín went high.
Immediately after, Carbajal recovered in the middle of the field and gave him a good qualification for Luna Diale, who took a powerful shot that Gagliardo was able to contain and avoid the 1-0 of the homeowners.
Half an hour into the game, Arsenal missed a very clear chance on a play prepared from a free kick. The ball came from the left and three attackers from Rondina’s team could not hit it correctly to score the first goal of the game.
At the end of the first stage, Unión put together a team play with a lot of touch, but at the time of the final shot, Luna Diale could not enter the ball and the defense rejected the corner kick.
After a goalless first half, Unión and Arsenal returned to action with the local squeezing at the beginning of the complement. Azconzabal’s team recovered quickly in the middle and Carabajal went toe-to-toe with the goalkeeper, but Gagliardo excelled with a great save and avoided the first goal of the match by sending the ball to the corner.
After the great scare, Arsenal had their opportunity to put the 1-0 in Santa Fe, when Albertengo was only in the area, but the former Newell’s did one of more and was left without finishing the goal, letting a rival take the ball.
At 20 minutes of the complement, Castro sent a center back from the left for Miracco, who finished off from the right and achieved a great save from Sebastián Moyano who, with a sudden slap, avoided Arsenal’s 1-0.
Minutes later, the former Central Córdoba striker had another incredible chance for the visitor, but was unable to splice the ball correctly and sent it over the crossbar.
On the next play, Azconzabal’s men responded with a cross and Fabio Pereyra appeared at the last moment to deflect the ball and send it to the corner kick to avoid the first goal of the match.
When the clock struck the 42nd minute, defender Francisco Gerometta climbed up the right wing and in a foray around the area, he took a brutal right hand for Maxi Gagliardo to once again demonstrate his goalkeeping skills, which with a magnificent cover, managed to maintain the zero on your arc.
In the fifth minute of the seven added, a foul by Godoy on the edge of the area gave Unión a unique opportunity. Galván took charge of that free kick and with a powerful shot from below and to the goalkeeper’s post, he made Gagliardo shine again, who sent the ball to the corner kick.
On the second day, Unión will host Racing on April 15, while Arsenal will host Atlético Tucumán in Sarandí.