Lucas Barrios scored the only goal of the game and the coach was not in the stadium because he is waiting to be swabbed this Monday. In the second game, with substitutes, Red thrashed 4-0.
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata played its second preseason friendly and beat Independiente 1-0 at the Libertadores de América stadium, with a goal by Lucas Barrios: coach Diego Maradona saw the victory from his home, the country Campos de Roca located above Route 2 in Brandsen, because expects to be subjected to a coronavirus test on Monday because of having had close contact with Nicolás Contín, who tested positive for Covid-19.
The one who was also isolated as a precaution is Eric Ramírez, who last Wednesday drove in the same car with Contín to the Nuevo Gasómetro stadium. Although he has no symptoms, he had close contact with the positive case.
The game was played at two halves of 30 minutes each and it was very even, but when forward Lucas Barrios (who had to leave as a precaution in the second half with Sebastián Cocimano entering) had the opportunity – at 28 minutes into the first stage – He did not hesitate and scored the only goal of the match for Gymnastics.
Independiente returned to play a match in their stadium after 202 days and coach Lucas Pusineri lined up a mix of players in which there were some names that have a good chance of being starters when the tournament resumes, such as Jonathan Menéndez, Andrés Roa and Captain Silvio Romero.
The 11 that Pusineri lined up were: Renzo Bacchia; Gonzalo Asís, Juan Di Lorenzo, Alexander Barboza, Nehuen García; Juan Paccini, Nicolás Del Priore; Jonathan Menéndez, Andrés Roa, Brian Martínez; and Silvio Romero. And the tactical system used was a 4-2-3-1
Gymnastics, for its part, came out with: Jorge Broun; Marcelo Weigandt, Paolo Goltz, Maximiliano Coronel, Matías Melluso; Maximiliano Comba, Víctor Ayala, José Paradela, Matías García; Martín Pérez García and Lucas Barrios.
El Lobo He played soberly and made himself strong from order, taking great care of the spaces and trying to work neatly. Within that scheme, José Paradela was in charge of distributing the ball and making the team’s offensive circuits work.
In this way, Gimnasia was left with a good victory against Independiente and ratified the good feelings that it has been delivering since the return to training and its sights set on the start of Argentine football again.
In the second game, Independiente established the conditions and dominated it from start to finish, scoring 4 to 0. After a good team move, Fabricio Bustos threw the center and Nicolás Messiniti opened the scoring for Rojo. In addition, Messiniti extended the lead with another double and Marcos Landaburu put the final bow on the result.
Independent formed with: Milton Álvarez; Fabricio Bustos, Sergio Barreto, Ayrton Costa, Thomas Ortega; Lucas Romero, Lucas González; Domingo Blanco, Alan So Señora, Alan Velasco; and Nicolás Messiniti.
And Gymnastics did it with Nelson Insfrán; Leonardo Morales, Bruno Palazzo, Tomás Fernández, Lucas Licht; Harrinson Mancilla, Matías Miranda; Agustín Ramírez, Brahian Alemán, Horacio Tijanovich; and Sebastián Cocimano.