Godoy Cruz 2-1 Defensa and Justicia: Visitors leave Estadio Malvinas Argentinas empty handed

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Defensa and Justicia on away loss to Godoy Cruz at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on Monday. Godoy Cruz were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Rosario Central. Defensa and Justicia, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As the table looks today, Godoy Cruz and Defensa and Justicia are 7th, (6 points) and 25th, (3 points), in the league respectively, after 4 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for Defensa and Justicia, when Francisco Pizzini found the net, 14 minutes in. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Guillermo Ortiz producing an equaliser, at 23 minutes, bringing Godoy Cruz level. However they weren’t finished yet and Salomon Rodriguez made it 2-1, 36 minutes in, which saw the first half end 2-1. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 2-1 at full time.

Substitutions for Godoy Cruz included Bruno Leyes, Juan Andrada, Tomas Badaloni, Nahuel Brunet and Elias Lopez for Gonzalo Abrego, Ezequiel Bullaude, Salomon Rodriguez, Guillermo Ortiz and Tadeo Allende, repectively. Defensa and Justicia brought on Tomas Ezequiel Galvan, Gabriel Alanis, Nicolas Fernandez, Cristian Agustin Fontana and Brahian Cuello, to replace Gabriel Hachen, Francisco Pizzini, Alexis Soto, Lucas Albertengo and Carlos Rotondi.

There were bookings for Pier Barrios from Godoy Cruz. For Defensa and Justicia, Tomas Cardona and Nazareno Colombo saw yellow.

Godoy Cruz will play their next game away against Atlético Tucumán, while Defensa and Justicia will face Vélez Sarsfield at home.

Technical card:
Godoy Cruz:Diego Rodriguez, Tadeo Allende (Elias Lopez, min.83), Pier Barrios, Gianluca Ferrari, Guillermo Ortiz (Nahuel Brunet, min.77), Franco Negri, Gonzalo Abrego (Bruno Leyes, min.70), Nelson Acevedo, Ezequiel Bullaude (Juan Andrada, min.76), Martin Ojeda and Salomon Rodriguez (Tomas Badaloni, min.76)
Defensa and Justicia:Ezequiel Unsain, Nicolas Tripichio, Nazareno Colombo, Tomas Cardona, Alexis Soto (Nicolas Fernandez, min.59), Francisco Pizzini (Gabriel Alanis, min.59), Gabriel Hachen (Tomas Ezequiel Galvan, min.55), Walter Bou, Kevin Gutierrez, Carlos Rotondi (Brahian Cuello, min.66) and Lucas Albertengo (Cristian Agustin Fontana, min.66)
Stadium:Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Goals:Francisco Pizzini (0-1, min. 14), Guillermo Ortiz (1-1, min. 23) and Salomon Rodriguez (2-1, min. 36)