The match was not a big deal at the Padre Ernesto Martearena stadium. Almost the entire show was in the definition by penalties. If it is possible to call a “show” a multiplicity of failures, interspersed in equal proportions with the successes. That’s how they ruled workshopsfrom Cordoba, and Chaco Forever a advance to the round of 16 by Argentine Cupin Salta: with as many missed shots as converted.
The first A team and the first National team did not hurt each other before the final whistle: 0-0with nothing very remarkable other than the return of Julius Buffarini to his first love. The defender returned to Talleres at 33 yearsand was close to being escrachado in the penalty shootout, which the Cordovan team won by a brief 4-3 after… 14 shots. Fifty percent effective. Thus the goalless draw became logical for ninety-odd minutes.
Compact of the match and the series of penalties
Of the seven shots wasted, four were contained by the archers, two hit the crossbar and one went over it. Buffarini’s, a cross, low and not very angled right hand, was close to being contained by Joaquin Mattalia, but the ball slipped past the goalkeeper and slowly passed the line. Goal, anyway. And, after all, a good return for the former footballer from Boca, San Lorenzo and foreign clubs, who was highly requested by the fans these days back home.
The T kicked first in the series and was never behind. Michael Santos, Enzo Díaz, Rafael Pérez and Buffarini converted, and Matías Catalán, Rodrigo Garro and Federico Girotti (he was a substitute) scored. In Chaco For Ever those who kicked did very well, but they were a minority: goalkeeper Mattalia, Gaspar Triverio and Matías Romero. Leandro Allende, Franco Canever, Álvaro Cuello and the captain, David Valdez, were wasted their chances, who was notified of the game over by the crossbar.
It was a rare round of 32, with logic in possession of the ball and in corner kicks but not in the shots. The A team, Talleres, had the ball 66% of the time and had 11 corners against 4, but the team from the former B Nacional kicked much more on goal: 15 times against 6. Y 7 against 3 in terms of effective shipments to the fence. Much difference. Especially considering that he is the one who was eliminated.
The T then went on to one of the round of 16, in which it will already face one of its stature, or at least, of its category: Newell’s, the leader of the Professional Soccer League, or Aldosivi, the one who is last . And if they advance, things will continue to be demanding, with Vélez, Tucumán or Independiente in the next instance. For now, no pending match other than the round of 16 has a specific date.