(ESPN.com) – Colón defeated Independiente 2-0 and reached the final of the Professional League Cup. Thus, the sabalero will play this Friday at 19 against Racing for the definition of the championship, since the Academy, earlier, had left Boca on the way on penalties.
Those led by Eduardo Domínguez prevailed with goals from Luis Pulga Rodríguez, from a penalty, at 20 minutes into the first stage, and by Santiago Pierotti, at 22 minutes of the complement.
Colón came to this instance after beating Talleres on penalties, while Rojo had beaten Estudiantes de La Plata, also from 12 steps.
The truth is that the Santa Fe team justified the victory for what was done throughout the ninety minutes.
The game had started evenly, with the intention of looking for the opposite goal of the two teams. But it was Colón who was the clearest, thanks to the good work of the midfield and the always destabilizing presence of the Pulga.
The semifinal opened from 12 steps. At 19, referee Diego Abal sanctioned Insaurralde’s hand in the area and Colón’s star forward did not forgive Sebastián Sosa. El Pulga finished off to the left of the Uruguayan goalkeeper, who is a great penalty taker, but this time he could not before the class of the player.
Almost immediately Red had the tie, with a great header from Silvio Romero who did not have the necessary direction, and allowed Burián to send the ball to the corner kick.
The second half started with emotions. After four minutes, Lucas Rodríguez bounced the ball off the crossbar after taking a very good free kick, and a few minutes later the goalkeeper took the equalizing goal from Roa, with an impeccable reaction after a corner header.
El Pulga warned, with a great free kick that hit Sosa’s left post, that Colón was on the prowl. And at 22 minutes, those of Domínguez settled the lawsuit.
Rodríguez, one of the great figures, held the ball well in his field, gave a great pass to Alexis Castro, who enabled the entered Santiago Pierotti for the striker to widen the difference before the goalkeeper left.
It was a lethal blow for the Red, who searched as best he could but did not find the ways to disturb Burián.
Thus, Colón reached the final in a deserved way, being the only team that could win a game from the quarterfinals without reaching penalties. After a good initial phase where he finished first in his group, the sabalero showed his best version and is ready to face the Academy.
Independiente left with his head held high, after a difficult semester due to the different casualties from the squad and the cases of Covid 19. Now, Falcioni’s team will put its head on what is coming, where undoubtedly its eyes will be on the Cup South American.