After a shock before the minute of play, Colon took the lead after three minutes with a goal from Christian Bernardi. After a bad start from the bottom, Luis Miguel Rodriguez finished off from medium distance, the goalkeeper Jerome Portau failed to contain and Sabalero Cordovan defined with the ball served to put the 1-0.
A start like today was perfect for the needs of the team of Julius Caesar Falcioni. Forced to win to continue with chances of qualifying for the second phase of the League Cupthis partial victory served Colon to take the pressure off and play with more ease.
Although he had the advantage, Colon It was difficult for him to weigh the greater presence of experienced players on the court. With some advances on the left sector, Students he was able to generate dangerous chances in his favor thanks to the mobility of his forwards. The Pincha put an attacker for each sabalero defender, which prevented the Rojinegro from clearly coming out.
After a save on the line of Facundo Garcesthe hearts of those present at the General Brigadier Estanislao López Stadium they were paralyzed and the ghosts of the goals received in this semester appeared. After losing the marks in the area, George Morel pushed the ball that had been thrown from a corner at the far post and put the 1-1.
The goal was a very hard blow from the emotional point of view. After the Paraguayan’s goal, Falcioni’s men fell into confusion and the murmur that descended from the stands. Sabalero’s worst stage in the match began.
After overcoming a few minutes of uncertainty, with almost no handling of the ball and when it seemed that the trend of the game was reversing, another bad start from Pincha in the background gave life to Colón. Just as in the first goal the goalkeeper avoided if so much, El Pulga Rodríguez took revenge and defined with qualitya delicacy from Tucuman inside the box to put the ball at an angle from inside the box and put his team ahead again. The Sabalero was now 2-1 and was going for more, the goal had revitalized him.
Before the end of the first half, Facundo Farías was able to extend the advantage with a shot from the edge of the area that narrowly missed. It was 45 minutes in which the Santa Fe team went through all the ups and downs that are usually experienced in 90 minutes.
Now consolidated on the grass, Colón dominated the first section of the complement. Without many ideas to penetrate the Pincha defense, Falcioni’s team prowled the Portau area.
When Colón was having the best time Flea Rodriguez He was once again the center of the scene, although this time not because of his hierarchy, but because of a blow that forced him to leave the field. After a cross with a pincharrata defender, the man from Tucuman fell to the grass and with signs of pain left the field on a stretcher, leaving everyone worried, especially considering that the team is in the final stretch of the semester.
With the departure of Colón from Tucuman, he lost inventiveness in attack, it cost him to generate dangerous plays, although he no longer had frights in defense.
When everything was heading to end in victory for the locals, who would get three vital units to keep their illusions of advancing in phase alive, Nestor Pitana returned to become the protagonist of the game with a couple of debatable failures. On two occasions he added one more minute of recovery for no clear reason and, in the last play of the match, he whistled a foul in favor of Estudiantes a few meters from the area after a non-existent foul by Federico Lértora.
Baptist Kociubinskiwho was playing his fifth game in the First Division, masterfully executed the free kick and put the 2-2 final that unleashed the anger of the sabaleros players for the decisions of the missionary referee.
Despite the claims, the decisions were not reviewed by the VAR and the match ended in a draw. This unit leaves Colon two points from Mouthtoday the last classified in Zone B, and his classification to the next instance hangs in the balance.