Instituto de Córdoba tied with Estudiantes de Caseros and stayed with the Reduced.  Photos: The Voice.

La Gloria joins Talleres and Belgrano in the elite of Argentine soccer, a coincidence that has not occurred since the year 2000. The merits of an austere team that wins a fair crown.

Who says one, says two and if there is room, three enter: Institute got the second promotion to the Professional Soccer League and joined belgrano -who had been the champion of the First National– Y workshops, which is going for the ninth consecutive season in the elite. From the next tournament, three of the 28 participants will be from Córdoba. The last time of the three in the maximum had been in 2000, 22 years ago.

After 16 years of absence in the First Division, Instituto made the leap again. Thus, apart from the overcrowded metropolitan area of ​​Buenos Aires, Cordova becomes the second province with the most representatives, since it is first Santa Fe, with four: Union, Colon and the rosarinos Newell’s Y Central.

commanded by Lucas Bovaglio. Instituto reached the second promotion after trying to fight Belgrano for the championship, which ended up going to Pirata with a nine-point advantage over the Glory.




Instituto de Córdoba tied with Estudiantes de Caseros and stayed with the Reduced. Photos: The Voice.

Without weighty figures and with a squad made up of few footballers with a touch in the highest category, Instituto made its way in the tournament that finished second and allowed it to join the decisive instances of the Reduced that ended up catapulting it to First Division.

The experience is condensed in Jorge Carranzathe goalkeeper who already had him under the three sticks of La Gloria in the First Division, something that a whole generation of fans did not experience.

How is the rise explained? Instituto was a seasoned team, which led at home and away, but never lost at home. The only six falls throughout the regular tournament were away. Of those half dozen defeats, one was against Belgrano and it was a turning point: if it had been a victory, the Institute believes that they could have taken the title from the Pirate.

Do you have a flashy game? Not really. But “everyone puts in” and in this way they balance the shortcomings of collective creation. Santiago Rodríguez was the one who raised the game average in a team in which it is the DT who stands out: he knew how to put together an austere team and stop it on the field with a notable characteristic, that they did not score many goals against him, especially when he plays at home.

This Institute will not have illustrious names such as José Luis Saldaño (who played for Boca); Osvaldo Ardiles (who also did it in Huracán and with a great career in England football); the immense Mario Kempes (Valencia, River) or Alberto Beltrán (River, Gimnasia and Belgrano), but a new breed of players carved their name in history, as those responsible for returning Instituto to the highest category.

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