It is very difficult to explain Racing’s defeat against Colón, almost impossible. Of those games that you can spend hours thinking about and you will never understand the reasons. One, two, three and a thousand times the Academy arrived at the rival arc. A team that found fluidity in the middle of the field, that was deep with Pillud and the ends, that once again made the rival goalkeeper figure, but that again was left empty-handed. Without anything. It was to win by one or more goals, but ended up being lost 2-1 to a tough rival.
The start of Fernando Gago’s team was overwhelming. He pressed high, subdued the rival and found the advantage right away with a free kick from Carlos Alcaraz, the best in Racing. Less than two minutes and the Academy had done the hardest: the goal. And it didn’t stop there. Still with the advantage, he kept going in search of the second goal. It came clear, in different ways and with a fan in attack that surprised for good. But the bow began to shrink. Much more after Colón’s draw, in the first shot on goal of the match. Ferreria hit a free kick bomb and left Arias with no chances.
Racing continued to go, already with the tie they looked for the difference again. He had it as a penalty, but Licha López kicked weakly to the middle and Burían, the great figure on the field, stopped him. It was not a good first half for the captain who improved in the ST: he had two very clear in which he defined well, but Burián returned to respond barbarously. It was not the day of the Acadé. Because of a long ball, Nery missed, Arias was halfway there and Beltrán sent her to save to sentence the 2-1.
Racing made figure to the goalkeeper of Columbus
He tried it anyway, but there was Burían, who had an incredible late night. Perhaps that is the only explanation for the defeat of the Academy. Because the rival goalkeeper beat Lisandro López three times, but he also embittered Correa and Copetti twice. Another clear of Chancalay and several that failed in an unusual way the tips of the Academy.