(ESPN.com services) – Racing Club beat Aldosivi 2-0 in their visit to Mar del Plata in an even match. The team led by Juan Antonio Pizzi sought its first victory in the Professional League where it comes from two draws at zero, against Vélez and Gimnasia. And the local, led by Fernando Gago, started with a local defeat (0-2 with Patronato), but beat Platense 1-0 in Vicente López.
At the José María Minella Stadium, the first half hour saw a very frictionless game where it was difficult for both of them to reach the opposite area. Although the two teams also have as mitigating the poor state of the playing field.
But the local began to be more than its rival. At 35 minutes there was a controversy where after an attempt to shoot from the Tiburon striker, Martín Cauteruccio, the ball hit Leonardo Sigali’s arm, but the referee Pablo Echevarría did not sanction the penalty from twelve steps. The play deserved to have been collected since it was not a natural hand, therefore, it was a penalty.
Then Gabriel Arias showed off by clearing a shot from outside the area and it was another sign that the Mar del Plata team got into the visiting field.
Just at the end of the initial 45 minutes there was an opportunity for the Academy, with a shot that fell to Juan José Cáceres and whose shot was deflected by a local defender, but the judge did not give the corner kick and ended the first half. .
The start of the complement was intense with arrivals in both areas and at 4 minutes there was a goal disallowed by Juan José Cáceres due to an advanced position by Javier Correa. Then there was a play where Aldosivi could not specify and Racing scored a counter in which his rival was badly stopped. The ball reached forward Javier Correa, who put those led by Pizzi ahead.
Racing cut a goal drought at the national level that lasted five games: three in the Professional League Cup against Vélez (0-0), Boca (0-0) and the final against Colón (0-3). And two in this tournament: against Vélez (0-0) and Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata (0-0). They were 551 minutes without converting, if you count from the last goal he scored, which was against San Lorenzo (’46 through Nacho Piatti) on the last date of the League Cup Championship Zone.
The winner had some counter to expand that he could not capitalize on, such as that of Carlos Alcaraz. However, at 48 minutes, another admitted, Ignacio Piatti scored the second goal.
With that goal, the game ended that returned the smile to Racing after its elimination in the Copa Libertadores and ended the negative streak without goals at the national level.