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Worked, hard, hard. It was the match and, with some uncertainty until the end, how Union won it, almost without taking full advantage of the extra player available to it during the second half and taking advantage of this time of timely VAR intervention to cancel a goal. Picking up that would have given this complicated opponent a partial tie. The union won it well. Working it through to the end, going through rounds and turns when you had to stop the rhythm a bit and take advantage of that extra player. But it is a union. It’s his DNA, his philosophy, it’s hard to change or ask him for things he’s not ready for. He celebrated and he deserved it.
Big difference in a dynamic, flashy first half, with a two-way offer that both teams conceded and even natural, with that shot by Machuka from outside the field, wise of a corner and Quick exit was marked on, which he found with some problems imagining the ball by Russo Rodriguez. It was this goal with which they went into the break, when in fact, if one analyzes the process of the game, there was a very remarkable similarity.
Union was the one attacking from the left, when Castrillon overwhelmed Breitenbrook on several occasions, always intimidating him, beating him with dribbling, speed or quick touches, then went looking for a return. This partnership with Esquivel was more productive than that of the team on the other side of the field, where Machuca began to appear after only 20 minutes, especially when Peralta Bauer (relentless like Luna Dial), was determined to generate a guild by that area. changed for Also produced some interesting bouts, though not as promising as those put together on the other side of the field.
Godoy Cruz presented a tough game for the union, accepting the tough, two-way invitation, with Allende moving through the Gerometa sector, forcing “Tati” to leave him no place and therefore , with some aggressive projections. Esquivel won more than lost with a complicated Ojeda, while Bullaud and Ederson Rodriguez always kept Union’s central pair on the sidelines. After Machuca’s goal, the tie hovered near a fair, which had previously, with a 0–0 game, covered a very difficult shot, which had gone down by Abrego.
Perhaps the business for the union would not have been to slow down the game, put it in the freezer, and continue to offer round trips without concessions. It is a complex request to be executed by this team, which feels comfortable in that context and knows no speculation. Union continued to offer and Godoy Cruz, who had done so from the first minute, extended it after Machuka’s goal to go looking for a tie.
The very good work of this nice little Colombian, brought in by the union (Castrilon), forced the technical duo of Godoy Cruz to replace their mentor: Breitenbrück left and Elias López entered. At the start of the second half (3 minutes) Ortiz was expelled for a double yellow card and the line of four had to be renegotiated with the entry of Canale, but one of the opponent’s most advanced midfielders, Abrego. was reduced. ,
Godoy Cruz began to rise dangerously with a low and it was there that Muna chose Troyansky and Zenon instead of Peralta Bauer and Castrillon (which was the figure, although Koch wanted to preserve it). At the same moment, Bullaud’s goal was canceled due to Allende’s advanced position (throwing to the center), which Mendoza received from the right field of the attack. VAR reviewed and canceled the “game”, this time in favor of the union.
The union could not put an end to it. Machuka had it with a shot over the crossbar and then Troyansky in a one-off which Rodriguez covered and Gerometa couldn’t take advantage of it. Union gave life to Godoy Cruz, he had clear conditions (like Luna dialed, completely alone and with the goalkeeper lying on the floor after rebounding from a shot by Troyansky) and did not specify. Munna put it in Bukka instead of Nardoni, who came out exhausted after a huge performance. People cheered from the stands, warning that the game was not defined as the union lacked enough clarity to reach the second goal.
Already at the end, Portillo went into play in the background, Bucca and Roldan remained in the middle to score and, in stoppage time, Union’s second came to an end. Troyansky’s perfect cross on the far post, Zenon calmly overcame him and defined with great quality with a well placed shot, winning what could have been more in the end when Luna Dial completed Shot from kind advantageous position and the ball is covered in one. Incredible way. Tomba goalkeeper.
Union celebrated. With virtues and not without suffering. Godoy Cruz received his prize with an extra goal from LaRosa, but attempted the feat in no time. Union won it well, although during the second half, when it felt like it had been simplified by playing with another, it was necessary to try and work it into the game. I emphasize, the objectivity of the result is not in dispute. It was a complicated, difficult match, which Union could define more comfortably and without waiting until the end.