With this result, Independiente was the only escort of the leader Huracan with 11 points, one behind “Globo”, and Instituto is fifth with nine units collected so far.
Independiente drew goalless today with Instituto at the Libertadores de América-Ricardo Enrique Bochini stadium and could not remain in the leadership of Zone A of the League Cup, in a match that was full of controversy in the end due to the intervention of the VAR, which deprived the local team of a penalty that had been sanctioned by referee Darío Herrera.
Carlos Tevez’s team, which needed to win to remain the sole leader of its zone, had only two clear chances in a discreet initial stage, but could not overcome the resistance of goalkeeper Manuel Roffo on both occasions.
With a large number of interruptions and little play, the first half showed an even process, with a performance from highest to lowest by the Avellaneda team.
Already in the complement, the ambition of the “Red” grew with the entry of Martín Cauteruccio for Julio Buffarini and the Uruguayan himself had the best situation with a powerful shot that was also deflected by Roffo.
At the end, at 43 minutes, the first controversial play of the match was recorded: Darío Herrera sanctioned a penalty for Independiente for a foul on Braian Martínez, but he was called by the VAR commanded by German Delfino and, after seeing the images, the referee reversed the decision.
Later, at 48 minutes, Herrera did not charge an infraction against Alexis Canelo in the area in a play that did not have the intervention of the VAR, so the match ended goalless.
With this result, Independiente was the only runner-up to the Huracan leader with 11 points, one behind the “Globo”, and Instituto is fifth with nine points collected so far.
Zone A-Date 6.
Stadium: Libertadores de América-Ricardo Enrique Bochini.
Referee: Darío Herrera.
VAR: German Delfino.
Independent: Rodrigo Rey; Julio Buffarini, Javier Baez, Joaquín Laso, Felipe Aguilar, Damian Pérez, Ivan Marcone, Federico Mancuello, Braian Martínez, Matías Giménez and Alexis Canelo. DT: Carlos Tevez.
Institute: Manuel Roffo; Juan Franco, Exequiel Parnisari, Fernando Alarcón, Jonathan Bay; Nicolas Linares, Gabriel Graciani, Matías Romero, Gastón Lodico, Brahian Cuello and Adrian Martínez.
DT: Diego Dabove.
Changes in the first half: 45m. Sebastian Corda by Jonathan Bay (Inst).
Changes in the second half: at the beginning, Martín Cauteruccio for Julio Buffarini (Ind); 27m. Gregorio Rodríguez by Gabriel Graciani (Inst) and Luciano Aued by Matías Romero (Inst); 23m.
Javier Ruiz for Matías Giménez (Ind); 38m. Jonas Acevedo by Brahian Cuello (Inst) and Roberto Bochi by Gastón Lodico (Inst).