After the victories of Unión and Huracán, this is how the Professional League table looked before the break for the Copa América

After the victories of Unión and Huracán, this is how the Professional League table looked before the break for the Copa América
After the victories of Unión and Huracán, this is how the Professional League table looked before the break for the Copa América

Ignacio Pussetto celebrates Huracán’s goal against Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza at the Tomás A. Ducó Palace (Fotobaires)

The Professional League will enter a five-week break as activity will be stopped while the America Cup which will take place in the United States. With the conclusion of the fifth date this Saturday, with the triumphs Santa Fe Union against San Lorenzo (2-1) and Hurricane (1-0) against Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza, added to the 1-1 draw in Tucumán between Athletic and Defense and Justicethis is how the championship standings remained.

He Tatengue and the Balloon They achieved important victories that left them at the top of the Professional League along with Talleres de Córdoba (they beat Platense 2-1 on Friday). The three have 13 points and took advantage of the fall of Racing (against Lanús), who remained as escort with 10 units With Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata and Institute From Cordoba.

The highlight of this first stage of the Argentine competition was the surprising defeat of River Plate as a visitor against Deportivo Riestra that left Martín Demichelis’s team with nine points after adding the second defeat (the other, against Argentinos Juniors) in five games played.

The first stumble of Racing in the contest. The Academy, who landed as an undefeated leader, lost 2-0 in their trip to Lanús. In return, Independent He closed the interim of Hugo Tocalli with his first victory of the tournament with a 2-1 against Banfield after signing three draws and one defeat previously. The arrival of Julio Vaccari is now official and he will be the team’s coach in the second part of the Professional League, occupying the place that Carlos Tevez had left weeks ago.

In the restart we will also have to pay attention to the long-awaited classic between San Lorenzo and Huracán that will be played in the New Gasometer and it will be one of the most attractive matches of the sixth date on that weekend of July 21 that will mark the return of post-Copa América action.

Beyond the standings, when the competition is reactivated there will also be special attention on the averages and the general count that will define the relegations and the classification for the cups. Nowadays, Tiger is last by a wide margin in the Annual Table, while Independent Rivadavia is the bottom in the averages: That is, both would lose the category if they reach the closing of the contest in these placements..

Currently, Talleres, River and Argentinos Juniors are at the top of the General Table, so they would keep the tickets to the Copa Libertadores.



Defense and Justice-Boca Juniors

River Plate-Lanús

San Lorenzo-Hurricane

Institute of Córdoba-Independiente

Racing-Godoy Cruz

Argentinos Juniors-Tigre

Banfield-Atlético Tucumán

Barracas Central-Newell’s

Belgrano-Deportivo Riestra

Central Córdoba-Platense

Students of La Plata-Unión

Independent Rivadavia-Gimnasia La Plata

Rosario Central-Sarmiento de Junín

Vélez-Talleres de Córdoba

*It will be played on the weekend of July 21


Godoy Cruz 1-1 Central Rosary

Argentinos Juniors 2-1 Córdoba Central

La Plata Gymnastics 2-1 Central Barracks

Independent 2-1 banfield

Deportivo Riestra 2-0 River Plate

Sarmiento de Junín 2-0 Students of La Plata

Tiger 1-1 Belgrano

Lanus 2-0 Racing

Newell’s 0-2 Institute

Boca Juniors 1-0 Velez

Workshops 2-1 Platense

Union 2-1 San Lorenzo

Hurricane 1-0 Independent Rivadavia

Atlético Tucumán 1-1 Defense and Justice

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