Independent face the new year with goals of all kinds. Debts to pay off economically, pending elections politically and a dream that has been postponed in sports: to get a local title. 2022 will mark the 20th anniversary of the last achievement, that of Opening 2022 with Américo Rubén Gallego on the substitute bench.
And while planning this new season, the team of Eduardo Dominguez, presented weeks ago, you already know how the tour of this Professional League Cup, which presents a similar format to last year, when Red, with Julio Cesar Falcioni, reached the semifinals and lost with Colon, that it was just directed by his brand new coach and then champion would be enshrined.
2022 LPF Cup Zones.
THE FIXTURE OF INDEPENDENT
Date 1: Students (V).
Date 2: Arsenal (L).
Date 3: Vélez (V).
Red will also have to adjust economics. Foglia.
Date 4: Boca (L).
Date 5: Godoy Cruz (V).
Date 6: Central Córdoba (L).
Date 7: Racing (L).
The Red celebrated in the last classic. Failla.
Date 8: Barracks (V).
Date 9: Tiger (L).
Date 10: Columbus (V).
Date 11: Aldosivi (L).
Date 12: Rosario Central (V).
Velasco, the jewel to be polished.
Date 13: Lanús (V).
Date 14: Hurricane (L).
CLASSICS, CURIOSITIES AND TRAVEL
Independiente will have the fortune to play the two classics this semester – against Boca and against Racing – as a local. These two teams had also faced Ricardo Enrique Bochini in the Libertadores de América in the last tournament.
In fact, it will be the fourth time in a row that Xeneize has been hosted: 1-0 win in the last tournament, draw in the League Cup 2021 1-1 and defeat 2-1 in the Maradona Cup. The last time he went to the Bombonera was at the beginning of 2020, also 1-1.
On the other side is Students, rival of the official debut of Domínguez. Independent will accumulate three games in a row at the UNO Stadium, although the previous two were with good memories: the victory on penalties for the quarterfinals of the last Cup and 1-0 with a goal by Juan Manuel Insaurralde in the championship that just ended.
Those of Avellaneda will have only three important trips. they will go to Mendoza on date 5, Santa Fe on 10 and Rosario on 12. Then, they will always play in the City of Buenos Aires or in the suburbs.