Lastly, they may face one another within the second occasion of the event, the place there may be additionally Independiente. San Lorenzo was on the opposite facet.
An emotional video with a compact of the tributes that had been made within the completely different fields of Argentine soccer for Diego Maradona. In brief, that is the title of this Cup that was renamed the Skilled League after the demise of the star. A comic main the occasion, Diego Korol, who aroused scathing feedback on social media. A microphone that didn’t work till Claudio Tapia and Marcelo Tinelli, on the identical web page, made themselves heard together with Sergio Uñac, governor of San Juan, the place the ultimate will likely be performed on January 17. The lengthy awaited giveaway. And the Superclásico, the one that won’t be performed in 2020 and can lower a streak of 94 years, however it is going to be the primary recreation of 2021.
Sure there will likely be Boca-River within the “Champion Section”, as the realm that can outline the winner of this Nationwide Cup was known as, who served as a patch in a good calendar because of the pandemic. It is going to be on January 3 within the Bombonera, simply within the week earlier than the semifinals of the Libertadores, which they aspire to succeed in xeneizes and millionaires. And Group A guarantees extra conventional duels as a result of together with the colossi of nationwide soccer will likely be Independiente and Huracán; additionally, Argentinos Juniors and Arsenal.
San Lorenzo had fortune on his facet. He is not going to need to face any basic and can occupy a spot in Group B along with Atlético Tucumán, Talleres, Banfield, Gimnasia and Colón.
Racing, the one one of many greats that didn’t entry the defining occasion as a result of it completed final in its space, will likely be situated in Group B of the “Complementation Section” that may even be made up of Vélez, Newell’s, Central Córdoba, Godoy Cruz and Estudiantes.
In Group A will likely be Aldosivi, Rosario Central, Patronato, Lanús, Defensa y Justicia and Unión. The award will likely be a long-term comfort: a spot within the South American 2022.
“We’re going to put collectively an excellent championship”, stated Tinelli, head of San Lorenzo and president of the Skilled Soccer League (LPF). After a primary section wherein there have been very weak video games, with out classics on the request of the leaders, extra engaging video games will arrive. With out going any additional, this weekend Huracán-Independiente and Vélez-Racing will play, to call two instances.
The places had been decided by the situation within the draw, which resulted in a pre-configured fixture. In Group A of the Champion Section, Independiente and Arsenal, second within the earlier section, will solely play two video games on their court docket. The identical will occur with Gymnastics and Workshops in Group B. Within the Complementary Section, Lanús and Patronato in Group A and Racing and College students in Group B could have three customer dates.
5 video games will likely be performed in every group. The primary of every zone will face one another within the remaining, which will likely be performed on January 17 on the San Juan Bicentennial Stadium. The winner will likely be awarded the title and can get a cross to Libertadores 2021.
What’s going to occur if the winner of the Diego Maradona Cup is already categorised to the utmost continental event? An uncommon scenario might happen: if the champion is Boca, River or Argentinos Juniors, then it is going to be Vélez who will qualify for the Libertadores subsequent yr as a result of the 23 dates of the final Tremendous League and the one match performed by the defunct Tremendous League Cup. Within the occasion that this equation happens, Rosario Central will enter the South American 2021.
The standards utilized need to do with the one utilized by the AFA when it determined to abruptly finish the 2019-2020 season and distributed the quotas for worldwide tournaments. A controversial determination that passed off virtually concurrently with the reelection of Tapia through Zoom.
Underneath this conjuncture, Velezanos and Rosario must drive themselves for the groups which have already certified for the Libertadores 2021.
5 video games may even be performed in every group. The winners will meet in a remaining on January 24 and the winner will play a brand new match with Copa runner-up Diego Maradona. A cross to the South American 2022 will likely be at stake.
Every thing have to be resolved earlier than January 31, the date that was agreed with the Argentinean Union Footballers to finish the 2020 stage. Then, the footballers’ holidays will arrive. In mid-February a brand new event will start. Brief? Lengthy? In precept, they are going to be with out declines, however to enterprise it’s too daring contemplating that the leaders erase with the elbow what they write with the hand.
There have been some pearls from the draw. It was additionally open to the sky, though this time the AFA web site was not chosen. The occasion passed off on the terrace of the Hilton resort in Puerto Madero. Korol opened as much as Tapia and Tinelli. Rodrigo’s “La Mano de Dios” sounded at full quantity and the presidents of the AFA and LPF weren’t heard. Chiqui requested for a minute of silence for Diego. Then, they found the Diego Maradona Cup and the medals had been proven on a large display screen. They’ve the picture of the “10” printed on the entrance and the League crest on the again with the 2020-2021 champion legend. Extra photos with the event format had been projected. “The video is of superior excellence by way of rationalization”, boasted Luis Silva, AFA Match Supervisor.
At that time, a phrase from Tapia that was utilized in an promoting spot was tapping: “Do not attempt to perceive it”. That is the Argentine Soccer League, a championship try within the Covid-19 period.