Independiente 1-2 Central Córdoba: Visitors keep up the pace

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Central Córdoba banked all three points against the Independiente in a 2-1 victory on Thursday, at Libertadores de America. Independiente were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Arsenal de Sarandi away (1-0), the other to Newell’s Old Boys at home (1-0). Central Córdoba had secured a point against CA Sarmiento in their previous match. Independiente are now in 15th place, with 30 points from 23 matches, while Central Córdoba sit in 12th, with 31 points from 23.

After an uneventful first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Central Córdoba who started the second half strongly, with an early goal from Jesus Miguel Soraire in the 50th minute. Central Córdoba looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Juan Insaurralde after 61 minutes to establish a 2-0. In the end though, Independiente pull-back with a Edgar Elizalde goal just before the full time. The match ended with a 2-1 victory for the visitors.

Substitutions for Independiente included Rodrigo Marquez, Alan Sonora and Santiago Agustín Ayala Rodríguez for Javier Nicolas Vallejo, Tomas Agustin Pozzo and Lucas Gonzalez, respectively. Central Córdoba replaced Nicolas Linares, Claudio Riano, Gonzalo Rios and Francisco Grahl with Hernan Lopez Munoz, Gonzalo Torres, Francisco Gonzalez Metilli and Enzo Kalinski.

The referee booked Matias Ezequiel Di Benedetto, Hernan Lopez Munoz and Alejandro Martinez for Central Córdoba.

Independiente will next travel to CA Tigre, while Central Córdoba will face Newell’s Old Boys at home.

Technical card:
Independiente:Milton Alvarez, Alex Vigo, Juan Insaurralde, Sergio Barreto, Edgar Elizalde, Javier Nicolas Vallejo (Rodrigo Marquez, min.44), Ivan Marcone, Lucas Gonzalez (Santiago Agustín Ayala Rodríguez, min.65), Damian Batallini, Tomas Agustin Pozzo (Alan Sonora, min.65) and Leandro Benegas
Central Córdoba:Cesar Rigamonti, Ivan Ramirez, Matias Ezequiel Di Benedetto, Fabio Pereyra, Lautaro Montoya, Hernan Lopez Munoz (Nicolas Linares, min.66), Enzo Kalinski (Francisco Grahl, min.85), Jesus Miguel Soraire, Francisco Gonzalez Metilli (Gonzalo Rios, min.84), Alejandro Martinez and Gonzalo Torres (Claudio Riano, min.81)
Stadium:Libertadores de America
Goals:Jesus Miguel Soraire (0-1, min. 50), Juan Insaurralde (0-2, min. 61) and Edgar Elizalde (1-2, min. 90)