Independiente played well, won and controlled the score at Gigante de Arroyito, but did not know how to contain Rosario Central’s reaction in the second half, which went against them to end up tying the match 1-1. The point was served to Red to place itself at the top of the Zone A standings and to continue moving away from the hot zone of the annual table.
Although it was not enough to keep the victory, Rojo once again showed in Rosario that new image that Carlos Tevez imbued him with since his arrival and that had allowed him to add three wins in a row against Vélez (2-1), Gimnasia (2- 1), Hurricane (1-0). Solid in the game thanks to the good performance of its midfielders Marcone and Toloza, Independiente worked the game and made the difference with its constant arrivals on Broun’s goal, like the one Brian Martínez had, who wasted a very clear chance: alone, With the bow at his mercy, he finished incredibly wide.
There was little to highlight from Central in the first half, the only clear arrival was a left-footed shot from outside the area by Campaz that went high and wide. When everything indicated that the game was going goalless at halftime, the play that ended in a goal for Independiente was born from a corner kick. Broun went wrong, the ball bounced off Quintana’s back and with a cue, former scoundrel Javier Báez made it 1-0.
Those led by Russo improved significantly in the second half thanks to O’Connor and Campaz. In the search for equality, the locals forced Rojo to retreat to try to protect the result. However, he could not control good old Campaz who, in a great individual play, surprised Rey with a nice left foot shot to make it 1-1.
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