Racing fell to Unión de Santa Fe in Avellaneda and started on the wrong foot in the League Cup

Racing Clubone of the main contenders for the title, began his journey through the League Cup with an unexpected defeat 1-0 before a Santa Fe Union in Avellaneda, so the new cycle of Gustavo Costas in the Academia He started on the left foot.

He Tatenguewhich in the previous season was saved from relegation on the last date, was superior in the Cilindro and achieved a momentous victory as a visitor thanks to the goal of the defender Joaquín Mosqueira 13 minutes into the first half.

The young footballer from Unión surprised the experienced Gabriel Arias with a powerful shot from outside the area that went into the center of the goal with a strange effect that deceived the goalkeeper of the Chilean team.

Racing could never find its game even though it had its main figures on the playing field, such as the Colombians. Juanfer Quintero, Roger Martinez y Johan Carbonero in the attack. The local could not find weight in the area with the income of Santiago Solari y Adrian Wonderful Martínez.

Roger Martínez tries to advance with the ball.  Racing lost in Avellaneda against Unión (@RacingClub)
Roger Martínez tries to advance with the ball. Racing lost in Avellaneda against Unión (@RacingClub)

After a weak first half, Costas’ men improved in the complementary stage and disturbed the goal defended by Nicolás Campisi. But they were only lukewarm attempts by Quintero, Roger Martínez and Maximiliano Salas. The set of Kilos González intelligently thwarted every advance of the host and was able to neutralize one of the teams that strengthened the most in the transfer market.

Unión was more solid in all lines, played with the desperation of the local team and could have even widened the difference with some counterattacks from Lucas Gamba and Mauro Luna Diale. In fact, he suffered until the end when the referee Nicolas Lamolina was called by Diego Ceballos, judge in charge of the VAR, for a potential punishable handball inside the area tatengue.

After reviewing the monitors, Lamolina sanctioned a previous push by Maxi Salas to Nicolás Paz, which invalidated Patricio Tanda’s handball and the probable penalty for Racing. There was no time for more and Unión took a golden victory in Buenos Aires.

* The controversial play at the end in which Lamolina decided not to take a supposed penalty for Racing

On the next date, the second, Racing will once again be home in Zone B against Tigre on Wednesday, January 31 at 8 p.m., while Unión will clash on Thursday, February 1 in Santa Fe against Estudiantes de La Plata.


Estadio: President Peron

Referee: Nicolas Lamolina

Television: TNT Sports

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