The Fort and the Pattern matched in a lackluster encounter.
Vélez Sarsfield, already classified for the next edition of the Copa Libertadores, tied tonight at home and without opening the scoreboard with Patronato de Paraná, which remains last and complicated in the table of averages for relegation, in match of the 24th day of the Professional Soccer League tournament.
The match meant the dismissal of two Velezan players before their people: one, the crack Thiago Almada, transferred to Atlanta United from Major League Soccer in the United States; and the other, midfielder Ricardo Álvarez, a member of the selected runner-up in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, who announced the end of his career.
Vélez was superior in the first half, with high-flying moments from Orellano and Almada leading the team, but he lacked efficiency to gain an advantage in the result.
Leonardo Jara had two clear chances (a shot from above, a header entering only after a magnificent pass from Almada that the debutant Mansilla took him) and another Lucero, who beat the backs to the centrals, received inside the area and defined crossed but wrong.
Patronato was on the lookout and had a couple of approaches through Sosa, the last when the stage was already ending: Hoyos drowned out what seemed like a sure goal cry.
The complement maintained the same characteristics, with an even more marked dominance of Vélez and some good arrivals after the entry of Pratto, each time with more rhythm, who successfully associated with his teammates and generated a very good chance for Lucero that Mansilla cleared , with the chest, to the corner.
From there until the end, the game was an excuse for excitement with the entry of Álvarez and his last movements on the pitch, among which a corner that was almost an Olympic goal stood out. The shot was well solved by Mansilla, like other attempts by the local, so much so that he ended up becoming the figure of the night.
On the last date, Vélez will visit Platense and the Board of Trustees will receive Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in Paraná.