(ESPN.com) – Independiente and Colón will meet this Monday from 19:00 for the semifinals of the 2021 League Cup.
The game will be played at the Del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, with the arbitration of Diego Abal, and will have broadcast of FOX Sports Premium.
After the postponement of the day due to government restrictions due to the second wave of Covid 19, Argentine football is ready to define the championship.
The two teams arrived at this instance defining from the 12 steps. Independiente comes from a goalless draw against Estudiantes: on penalties he won 4-1, with another solid performance by Uruguayan Sebastián Sosa. For his part, Colón eliminated Talleres (5-3) on penalties, after drawing 1 to 1 in his stadium
El Rojo also advanced to the knockout stages of the Copa Sudamericana, after winning their group. Falcioni’s set comes from smallest to largest.
Without shining, those of Avellaneda were gradually asserting themselves in the tournaments, showing strength in the face of adversity. Injuries and cases of Covid 19 that affected both players and almost the entire coaching staff, far from hitting the squad, gave it strength.
From the football point of view, the Avellaneda team does not stand out for the quality of the game, but like any Emperor team, it is a tough nut to crack.
Colón started very well in the group stage, where he quickly consolidated at the top, but then his performance dropped. In any case, Domínguez’s team, without big names and with Luis Rodríguez as a reference, is one of the revelations of the tournament.
There will be an interesting scorers’ duel between Pulga and Silvio Romero, Rojo’s top gunner.
Falcioni will not be able to count on Saltita González, an important piece within the team, in the middle of the field, and Gonzalo Asís would enter in his place. Another option is the presence of the Colombian Andrés Roa. Instead of the expelled Thomas Ortega, Lucas Rodríguez would enter.
On the side of Sabalero, the coach will not have Paolo Goltz, a benchmark of the defense, and neither will Bruno Bianchi, also injured.
El Rojo dreams of going to the final to win a national title after 19 years; The Santa Fe team will look for their first star in the First Division. If the clash ends tied in 90 minutes, the passage to the final will be defined by penalties.
INDEPENDENT: Sebastian Sosa; Fabricio Bustos, Sergio Barreto, Juan Insaurralde and Lucas Rodríguez; Gonzalo Asís, Lucas Romero and Domingo Blanco; Sebastián Palacios, Silvio Romero and Alan Velasco. DT: Julio César Falcioni.
COLÓN DE SANTA FE: Leonardo Burián; Facundo Mura, Facundo Garcés, Rafael Delgado, Gonzalo Piovi and Gonzalo Escobar; Alexis Castro, Federico Lértora and Rodrigo Aliendro; Luis Rodríguez and Nicolás Leguizamón. DT: Eduardo Domínguez.
STADIUM: From the Bicentennial of San Juan.
REFEREE: Diego Abal.
TV: FOX Sports Premium.