Independiente and San Lorenzo will star this Saturday in a summer classic that both seek to be the initial kick of their football reconstruction, in the midst of profound changes that included new coaches.
The match will be played from 21 at the Jorge Luis Hirschi stadium, in La Plata, with arbitration by Yael Falcón Pérez, televised by Fox Sports Premium and it will be the debut of both in the Summer Tournament, a contest that consists of two groups of which the first two will go to a final. In Zone A are Boca, Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile and in Zone B, Independiente, San Lorenzo and Talleres.
The Red and the Cyclone share a peculiarity: criticism of their leaders and the start of new processes after the arrival of the technicians Eduardo Dominguez and Pedro Troglio to Avellaneda and Boedo, respectively.
The independent market
It is true that Independiente’s “crisis” is milder, since it qualified for the Copa Sudamericana, although it was left without Libertadores, after accumulating 58 points in all of 2021, thanks to Julio César Falcioni, who passed to Colón de Santa Fe as part of the castling of trainers between the Red and the Sabalero.
Consequently, Independiente hired the coveted Eduardo Domínguez to try to change the face of a team that suffered in the last few hours. a sensible loss with the departure of the scorer and captain, Silvio Romero, who went on loan to Fortaleza in Brazil.
In terms of incorporations, Independiente has not yet had reinforcements, beyond the fact that it agreed to the renewal of the Uruguayan goalkeeper Sebastián Sosa, while resolving a FIFA inhibition due to economic debts.
Meanwhile, the goalkeeper returned from his loans Gonzalo Rehak (Barracas Central), the midfielders Nicholas Del Priore (Admiral Brown) and Martin Benitez (San Pablo, from Brazil) and striker Nicholas Messiniti (Eleven Caldas, from Colombia).
And as they came back they left: Rehak and Del Priore will go to Deportivo Maipú, from Mendoza, and Benítez was once again loaned to Brazilian football (Gremio). Messiniti, meanwhile, will stay to fight for a position for the time being. Others who left are the defender Ezekiel Munoz (free to Students) and the striker Jonathan Herrera (His loan ended and the Malaysian Johor, owner of his pass, gave it to the Board).
San Lorenzo market
San Lorenzo, meanwhile, comes from a very weak season in terms of numbers and where it sailed at the bottom of the table, which could complicate it in the averages soon.
But the arrival of Pedro Troglio radiates positivity, and the Cyclone has already closed the return of the Paraguayan striker adam bareiro (on loan from Monterrey, from Mexico) and also has everything on track for the scorer’s return Nicholas Blandi (belongs to the Chilean Colo Colo, which transferred it to Unión de Santa Fe last semester but they are close to canceling the contract), while deciding on a possible hiring of Richard Centurion, “hung” in Vélez.
In the departure category, the striker Franco Di Santo and the defender Santiago Vergini (he was on loan at Atlético Tucumán) were released due to lack of payment, while the midfielder alexis castro (on loan in Colón) will be bought by Tigre. Meanwhile, one who returned and will be taken into account is the attacker Gonzalo Berterame, who spent the last year in San Martín de San Juan.
Formations, time and TV
- INDEPENDENT: Milton Alvarez; Mauro Zurita, Sergio Barreto, Joaquin Laso, Ayrton Costa; Domigo Blanco, Lucas González, Lucas Romero; Alan Velasco, Tomas Pozzo, David Sayago. DT: Eduardo Dominguez.
- SAN LORENZO: Augustus Battle; Gino Peruzzi, Francisco Flores, Cristian Zapata, Nicolás Fernández Mercau; Gonzalo Berterame, Alexis Castro, Néstor Ortigoza, Agustín Hausch; Mariano Peralta Bauer, Eduardo Garcia. DT: Peter Troglio.
- Stadium: students from La Plata. Referee: Yael Falcon Perez. Hour: 21:00. TV: Fox Sports Premium.