Students he was urgent like never before in Ricardo Zielinski’s cycle. He was wrong in every way. No results and with a worrying level. He needed a win and he got it. Without shining, although with his best performance so far this Professional League soccersurpassed by 3-1 a Central Barracks with goals from Leandro Diaz, Benjamin Rollheiser Y Paul Piati; Ivan Tapia came to discount.
El Pincha took advantage early, after ten minutes, thanks to four precise interventions: Fernando Zuqui changed front, Manuel Castro head down the ball, Leonardo Godoy He sent it to the heart of the area and Loco Díaz pushed it. Very good collective play and 1-0.
Student Compact 3 vs. Central Barracks 1
But the platense is no longer that reliable team that handled the games to their liking. Lost consistency. After a great start, with a goal and two shots in the goal, they stalled, and Barracas took advantage of it. At 20 minutes, in his first attack, the visitor made it 1-1: notable free kick of Tapia, who got next to the stick that covered Mariano Andujar.
After the draw, the game slowed down. It flattened. In that section the local did not find the ways to disturb the goalkeeper Maximilian Gagliardo and the set designed by Alfredo Berti prioritized order. 25 minutes passed without emotions, in which the host did not know how to transform possession into risky occasions.
In one of the last chances of the first half, however, Estudiantes was about to convert again. After an incisive cross from Castro, Díaz headed alone and Gagliardo drowned out the celebration with a huge save.
The start of the second half was very similar to the match. El Pincha hurt from the start, after seven minutes, due to an excellent maneuver by Rollheiser: the former River footballer faced from right to left and defined below, to place, for 2-1. But after that nice goal and a free kick from Rollheiser himself to the crossbar, the Lion was careless and it almost cost him a new equality. Andújar, well placed, was left with a complicated ball.
After that scare Students definitely woke up. He adjusted marks, closed spaces and minimized Barracas until he was left without the possibility of reaction. That growth led to 3-1: a pass from Loco Díaz and a precise definition from Piatti, after a rude defensive failure. The third goal was a consequence of the evolution of the pincharrata team, and for his guest it represented the coup de grâce.
For the winner, the result implies relief. A breath. Because despite being in the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, Estudiantes did not achieve results at the local level: a week ago he was out of the Argentine Cup and in the Professional League he accumulated five dates without wins. The victory over Barracas, then, was a relieving success. Almost unpostponable.
Classification to the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana 2023
Argentina has six places for the Copa Libertadores 2023. Boca has already obtained the first ticket for having won the Professional League Cup. The champion of the 2022 Tournament will qualify directly. The same will be achieved by the team that wins the Argentine Cup. The remaining places will be obtained by the first three teams in the annual general table, which includes the points obtained in the group stage of the LPF Cup (13 games) and the 2021 tournament (total: 40 games). In this case, the third team will access the Repechage of the Cup.
Meanwhile, another six teams will go to the South American 2023, which will come out of that same general table and will be the six located after those classified for the Copa Libertadores. If a team already classified by another instance is repeated, the place will be for the next group of this same table.