(ESPN.com services) – The Diego Armando Maradona Cup had already ended, but a place in the 2022 South American Cup was pending. Banfield, loser of the final of the local tournament against Boca, beat Vélez 3-2, winner of the Repechage in the losers’ zone at the San Juan Bicentennial, with refereeing by Fernando Rapallini, and achieved an important goal.
At the time that Vélez was superior, Banfield knew how to score and put himself ahead. The South Buenos Aires team went ahead with two goals from Luciano Pons, at 14 and 22 minutes.
But at 26, Lucas Janson narrowed the differences. The both Velezano brought more emotion to the game, which nevertheless had an intense process in its first half.
In the second half, at six minutes, Luca Orellano scored a great goal for Vélez after facing down the left sector and before entering the opposite area he hit an unapproachable left-foot for Mauricio Arboleda.
After the draw, the Liniers team went for more and had another with Janson himself who went close. Control of the team led by Mauricio Pellegrino was intense until the first 20 minutes.
Until at 27 minutes, the team led by Javier Sanguinetti again took the lead after a good header from Alejandro Cabrera just off a corner kick.
Banfield was not satisfied and went for more. At 36, Juan Cruz stole a ball from Pablo Galdames and after a good shot forced the response of goalkeeper Lucas Hoyos from Velez.
Vélez looked for him in the end, but he did not have depth to mark equality and Banfield defended himself well. The forecast for a good game was fulfilled and the two teams put on a good show in San Juan. And he finally enjoyed the Drill, which secured his place in the 2022 South American Cup.