With gritted teeth and a game of intense tension, Independiente defeated Huracán 1-0 in Avellaneda to consolidate itself at the top of Zone A of the Professional League Cup.
Diablo fans are excited and they are already calling the renewed team led by Carlos Tevez “Apacheta”.
Independent: Tevez’s “Apacheta”.
The technical director is the “Apache” for the world of football, and coincidentally or not, the “apacheta” is a mound of stones placed one on top of the other raised by the natives of northern Argentina as a tribute in “mother earth. ,” remembers the Télam agency. And that’s exactly what Tevez did with “his” Independiente, putting the stone on the stone to build a strong group that will act as such and honor the beautiful history of the Avellaneda club.
The defense is a “wall” and in the previous games we saw the team that Tevez was looking for, with quick action, deployment and attitude.
“Apacheta” has already won 3 out of 3 in the League Cup. Carlitos’ team also had a taste of defeat against Estudiantes for the Argentine Cup (they lost on penalties).
This team seems completely different from its predecessor, Ricardo Zielinski.
This “new” Independiente came out to attack from the beginning, combining passes, with a real line of five in the background that released his two experienced “lateral-laterals” like Chilean Mauricio Isla on the right and Damián Pérez on the left. , and in the middle Federico Mancuello created and supplied Matías Giménez and Alexis Canelo, helped manage the former Arsenal, Santiago Toloza.
Independiente’s goal against Huracán
The balance for all this has a manager who is experienced and has the same sense of belonging as Mancuello, which is the central midfielder and captain Iván Marcone, who recovers and distributes like an old ” five”, began to recover the level that others The time associated with this tactical design formed by Tevez.
That’s why Independiente started to beat Huracán on the flanks but also stabbed him in the middle, and not only with filtered passes but also with a tight strong pressure that the 34-year-old Mancuello accurately led .
And as a result of this, in the 25th minute Mancuello recovered a long ball, faced the visiting area and finished crosswise, but his shot was broken in half by the goalkeeper Lucas Chaves and Alexis Canelo replaced the rebound with a short shot. foot, he scored his first goal with the Independiente shirt.
That goal was to crown an apparent superiority of Independiente, which happened at all levels of the game, to the point that the goalkeeper Rodrigo Rey was only a spectator in the first half, and later too who is a spectator of the second.
Second period where the locals never took their foot off the accelerator, “diving headlong and showing constant intensity,” as Tevez proclaimed on the day of his presentation as coach of Independiente.
Canelo’s effort is admirable, running all the balls until the last minute, which allowed him two more options on the goal that almost did not miss, adding to it about half an hour to complete he also forced Fernando Tobio to make a foul that earned him a second yellow card and the next red card.
Therefore, Independiente and its people who filled the stadium were pure joy, as well as the players and its coaching staff, which Tevez strengthened a few days after taking office.
In the next date, which will be played during the week, Independiente will visit Rosario Central on Tuesday at 9 pm, while on the same day and time Huracán will host Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, at another crossroads “because of relegation.”
Carlos Tevez’s phrase about Independiente
Carlos Tevez stated that he feels “happy and content to be the coach of Independiente, because if this club hugs you, it will never let go again.”
“The most important thing is that the team started to compete and people realized that. Now we won a final and the beautiful game is coming. I feel happy and content to be at Independiente, because when this club hugs you , it doesn’t let go of you anymore,” Tevez confessed in the post-match press conference.
“Our game plan is to put pressure on the goalkeeper (Lucas Chaves), because he is the player with the best footing that Huracán has when starting from behind. And then, the encouragement from the crowd made me to play again,” he said.
He then contradicted his Huracán teammate, Diego Martínez, for his statements in the opposite locker room. “The statistics say that Huracán kicked the goal only once and I do not share his view that the development of the game was the same and that they deserved a draw,” he said.
“But what stood out was what the team did throughout the game in addition to the victory. And we continue to work to find other things that allow us to continue to grow.
Then he made some individual references and in this regard he showed that Ayrton Costa “suffered and they will do the studies on him (he came out average in the first half): We asked him during the week if is he ready to play and we said yes, but he went through what happened. But Felipe Aguilar had some amazing days in training and replaced him well.
“And for the rest, I loved (Iván) Marcone from the second half, and (Santiago) Toloza quickly got used to his new colleagues. And it gives me great satisfaction that Joaquín Laso changed the whistles for the applause, because it’s all his, because he loves this club so much,” “·Apache” was finally described.
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Rojo’s institutional account posted a photo of a balloon after the win.