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Defense and Justice and Vélez remembered late to score goals and towards the end they ended up equaling 1 to 1 in the match they played this afternoon for the fifth date of the Professional League.

The game played in Florencio Varela opened with a goal from Nicolás Fernández, at 43 minutes of the second half, for the local team, but at 45 minutes Nicolás Garayalde equalized for the “stronghold”.

On the next date Defense will visit Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Vélez will receive Atlético Tucumán.

The game promised more than it delivered, because both teams have been in operation for a long time, beyond the somewhat unstable present they hold.

The second part of the match delivered the emotions, with some moves against the goal, but the goals could not be shouted.

Vélez got to the goal with a goal from Pratto, which the VAR annulled due to an advanced position at the start of Santiago Castro’s move.

The “Halcón” reached the goal when Valentín Gómez cleared a ball badly and it was left to Nicolás Fernández, who defined before Hoyos left.

Nothing was missing to finish the game and Garayalde captured a rebound outside the area and with his left foot he beat Unsain’s stretch to decree the final 1-1.



Professional League.

Date 5.

Defense and Justice 1 – Vélez 1.

Stadium: Norberto “Tito” Tomaghello.

Referee: Nicolas Lamolina.

VAR: Silvio Trucco.


Defense and Justice: Ezequiel Unsain; Nazareno Colombo, Juan Rodríguez, Tomás Cardona, Alexis Soto; Braian Neck, Nicolas Tripicchio, Kevin Gutiérrez, Francisco Pizzini; Agustin Fontana and Lucas Albertengo. DT: Sebastian Beccacece.

Velez: Lucas Hoyos; Tomás Guidara, Matías de los Santos, Diego Gómez, Francisco Ortega; Agustín Mulet, Maximo Perrone; Luca Orellano, Joel Soñora, Julián Fernández; Abiel Osorio. DT: Alexander Medina.

Changes in the second half: 20m Nicolás Fernández for Fontana (D&J), 22m Nicolás Garayalde for Soñora (VS), 23m Lucas Pratto for Mulet (VS) and Lucas Janson for Orellano (VS), 30m Gabriel Alanis for Neck (D&J), 34m Santiago Castro for Osorio (VS), 45m Tomás Galván for Albertengo (D&J) and Gianluca Prestiniani for Fernández (VS).