Central will host Newell’s this Thursday at the Gigante de Arroyito starting at 4:30 p.m., for the 9th date of the Professional Soccer League.
Referee, time, TV and formations of Central-Sarmiento
The game will be played from 16.30 in the stadium Little Creek Giantwith arbitration of Fernando Espinozaalong with their assistants: Diego Bonfá (1) and Cristian Navarro (2). What fourth official will be Andres Merlos Y Jorge Baliño in charge of VARassisted by Diego Verlotta (Avar).
A sample of the importance of the match was given during the week by the referee of the match, Fernando Espinozawho will direct his first Rosario classicwhen he told Radio del Plata Rosario that “On Thursday I have a very important match and I am risking part of my future career”.
“Depending on how everything turns out, my appointments will follow and I think the colors don’t matter to me, I’m going to lead team A against team B, where I also play an important role, which is my job. I also play my semester, I have children and a family, and it is my source of work, because I live from arbitration, “said Espinoza.
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- Newell’s has a chance to win two classics in a row on the road after 81 years. The last time he did it was when he won 2-0 in 1940 and 1-0 in 1941.
- It’s been 24 classics that a goalkeeper hasn’t stopped a penalty within 90 minutes. The last one was Justo Villar, who in the Clausura 2007 saved it against Kily González (Newell’s won 1-0).
- It is worth noting that it has been almost 82 years since a Central goalkeeper has not saved a penalty in a classic. The last one was Pedro Araiz against Norberto Pairoux on 12/01/1940 when Central fell 2-0.
- Newell’s converted 83% of penalties against Central. Of the 30 that he had in his favor, he executed 29, because there was one that could not be kicked due to incidents. He made 24, they saved 3 and deflected 2.
- On the other hand, Rosario Central could only convert 62% of the penalties he had against Newell’s (26/42) into goals. He missed 16 as he was saved 9 and deflected 7.
This is how Central arrives
“We are preparing the game to hurt Newell’s and see where we can attack it”, warned the midfielder and captain of Centralthe chaco Walter Montoyaat the press conference to present the Rosario classic.
Central recovered with the arrival of Tevez -a month ago- as DT, and after losing at home to Gimnasia and as a visitor to Aldosivi, the team beat Sarmiento at the Gigante and drew goalless as a visitor to Independiente, when he cut a eight game losing streak away from home.
Although Tevez did not anticipate the team’s line-up, it is likely that he will keep the same 11 as in the last match, with a scheme of four defenders, two central midfielders, three more attackers and the Uruguayan Jhonatan Candia as the only forward.
One of Apache’s doubts is the possible inclusion of center forward Alejo Véliz, who would give him power in the offensive and defensive aerial game, although the unknown is whether the DT will bet on playing only from below, against a team that defends itself with three high central markers and two ruffled side markers.
A week ago, almost 40,000 members of Central sold out the 22,000 popular seats and the 17,600 stalls placed in reserve or for sale for this Thursday’s game, which will literally paralyze Rosario from noon, in the middle of a security operation with 1,032 members of the santafesina policeto play as fans one of the most exciting classics of Argentine football.
This is how Newell’s arrives
“The classic is separate and does not have a favourite. The coach can prepare a game plan, but after five minutes something like a goal happens and the game changes., held the referent of Newell’s, Rosario Paul Perezwho recovered from a tear but will remain on the substitute bench.
Opposite will be this surprising Javier Sanguinetti’s Newell’s, a team with great defensive solidity, which stands with five defenders, two internal midfielders and three forwards, two of them wingers who midfield, such as Panchito González and Ramiro Sordo.
Newell’s thus defeated rivals such as Argentinos Juniors, Talleres and Estudiantes, whom he waited for standing on his field and surprised the last two with a counterattack, or with a set piece goal, like the bug.
The tournament is so equal that Newell’s, who had a difference of two points as leader, tied their last three games -Patronato, Platense and Racing- and until the beginning of this date they continued to lead, although then together with Argentinos, Atlético Tucumán and Godoy Cruz.
Thousands of red and black fans populated the Coloso Bielsa stadiumfrom Independence Park, in the traditional “banderazo” which took place on Monday night, where the players came out onto the field to greet them, as they do in the preview of each classic.