Quilmes dreams of returning to the top flight of Argentine football. This saturday night El Cervecero defeated Deportivo Morón on penalties (5 to 4) and advanced to the semifinals of the Reduced First National, in search of the second promotion.
After the series ended tied 3 to 3 (2 to 2 in the first leg and 1 to 1 this Saturday in Quilmes) came the definition from the 12 steps. There the local became strong and got the ticket to the next instance, where a rival awaits. In the semis, in addition to Quilmes, there is already Barracas Central, which lost the first promotion to Tigre.
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This Saturday’s game ended 1 to 1, to complete a 3 to 3 on aggregate. Emanuel Moreno (at 17 minutes) he opened the account for Facundo Sava’s men and tied it Guillermo Villalba (24 of the first) for the Rooster.
In the first leg they had tied 2 to 2 and this new equality led them to the definition with shots from 12 steps.
In the Quilmeño Centenario stadium the hero was the goalkeeper Rodrigo Saracho, which made the minimum difference in the penalty shootout by stopping Leonel Bontempo’s shot.
The quarterfinals will be completed with this Sunday’s matches between Admiral Brown and Independent Rivadavia de Mendoza (1-1 in the first leg); and Monday between Ferro and San Martín de Tucumán (3-1 for Caballito’s in the first match).
The remaining classified for the semifinals is Barracas Central, who lost to Tigre the final for the first promotion to the LPF.
The first promotion was for Tigre, champion of the First National
Tiger returns to the highest category of Argentine soccer. The matador beat Barracas Central 1-0 for the final of the First National and got the long-awaited promotion, after a huge season.
The match, which was played on Monday at the Florencio Sola stadium and featured arbitration by Patricio Loustau, was defined by a tremendous goal from outside the area by Cristian Zabala, on the closing of the first half.
Victoria’s team retakes the football elite after two years in the First National: it had dropped in mid-2019, although that same year it became champion of the “Super League Cup” by beating Boca Juniors 2-0 in the final held at the Mario Kempes stadium in Córdoba.