The Professional League entered its final stretch and with the dispute of date 22 the panorama continues to be clarified since River plate was one step away from consecration after the defeat of Cordoba workshops, before Gymnastics in La Plata. With the title that this Thursday the team led by Marcelo gallardo, which will be the first in a local league for him Doll, the classifications for the Copa Libertadores de América and the Sudamericana remain to be defined.
In this point, Independiente achieved a home win against Boca Juniors, who could not get on the podium of the Annual Table. With these three points, Rojo is affirmed in the South American Cup area, but at the same time he is excited to reach a position in the Copa Libertadores since he was located at six units of Talleres de Córdoba. The Xeneize, meanwhile, continues two from the T, but with Estudiantes and Lanús stalking it.
River Plate with a tie this Thursday against Racing at the Monumental Stadium, will be crowned champion and this will be good news for several since the millionaire cast also leads the annual table and therefore will release a quota for the Libertadores, a passage that will be obtained with the obtaining of the league, something that would be a fact.
The team in charge of Gallardo comes with a streak of 12 victories in the last 14 days and adds an undefeated of 15 games. With that summation of points, Núñez’s club reached the top of the championship and also moved away from its main escort -to this date- since Talleres in its last nine games suffered four falls (one of them against River Plate) and two draws. This irregularity left him far behind the team led by Alexander Medina.
Due to the performance of both, it is difficult for River Plate to miss the championship and for the Cordoba to achieve an epic comeback.
THE RIVER FIXTURE
• Thursday 11/25: Racing (Mon – 21:30)
• Sunday 11/28: Rosario Central (Fri – 17:00)
• Day and time to be confirmed: Defense and Justice (L)
• Day and time to be confirmed: Atlético Tucumán (F)
• Saturday 11/27: Aldosivi (Mon – 17:00)
• Day and time to be confirmed: Sarmiento de Junín (V)
• Day and time to be confirmed: Independent (L)
River Plate has already secured its pass to the main continental competition for being first in the annual table, but if it wins the title, as indicated, it will release a quota and another that will ensure its passage will be Vélez Sarsfield, which until now was one step later of his victory against Argentinos Juniors.
The first three of the annual table will get their ticket to the Libertadores. With the exception of River Plate (70 points), today Vélez (69), Talleres (60) and Boca Juniors (58) would be entering, despite their loss to Independiente.
The Xeneize He has two points less than Colón de Santa Fe, who has already achieved his place by winning the Professional League Cup. But the La Ribera club cannot fall asleep as Estudiantes (57) and Independiente (54) and Lanús (54), with a pending game, do not lose hope.
Although in the worst case scenario, Boca Juniors has another bullet that is the Argentine Cup since the champion will also win his ticket. The blue and gold cast is a finalist and awaits the winner of Talleres-Godoy Cruz, who will play on Wednesday, December 1 in San Luis. The final will be a week later in Santiago del Estero.
It should be remembered that the annual table is made up of the 13 matches of the regular phase of the Professional League Cup and the 25 of this championship.
Although they are struggling to access the Libertadores, for now, Estudiantes (57 points), Independiente (54), Lanús (54) and Defensa y Justicia (52) are the ones who are inside the Sudamericana. They are joined by Banfield and Boca Juniors for being the finalists of the Diego Armando Maradona Cup (which was defined in January), but the goal of Xeneize is to get to the Libertadores.
Behind they dream of a place in the second tournament in the region, Gimnasia (49), Racing (47), Argentinos (45), Huracán (45) and Rosario Central (45).
Although in this race to reach the South American tournaments, nothing should be considered closed since there are three dates of the Professional League remaining and there are nine points at stake.
1- River Plate 70
2- Velez 69
3- Workshops 60
4- Colon 60 (already classified)
5- Boca Juniors 58
6- Students (LP) 57
7- Independent 54
8- Lanús 54
9- Def and Justice 52
10- Gymnastics (LP) 49
11- Racing Club 47
12- Argentinos Juniors 45
13- Hurricane 45
14- Rosario Central 45
* Qualified for the Copa Libertadores
* Qualified for the Copa Sudamericana
* Colón is already classified to the Libertadores for being champion of the League Cup
THE GAMES OF THE DAY OF THE DATE 22
Newell’s 1-0 Central Córdoba (SE)
Sarmiento (J) 0-0 Banfield
Athletic Tucuman 0-4 Defense and Justice
Independent 1-0 Boca Juniors