Eduardo Coudet starts stint at Racing Club with loss to Union
Eduardo Coudet started his stint at Racing Club in uneventful fashion with a 2-1 loss to Union de Santa Fe away from home. The Argentine manager was coming off an unsuccessful run with Club Tijuana in Mexico and was now looking to turn things around at a struggling Racing Club side.
Coudet is definitely a change of pace from Diego Cocca’s pragmatic style of play with his high pressing, aggressive tactics. This did not work out for La Academia this Sunday even with the return of Ricardo Centurion and the additions of players like Alejandro Donatti, Leonardo Sigali and Nery Dominguez.
Diego Gonzalez opened up the score at the Estadio 15 de Abril in the 15th minute with a header off a corner by Ricardo Centurion. The game then had a change of pace as Union received two penalties before the end of the first half.
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The first came in the 27th minute, but goalkeeper Juan Musso emerged as the hero as he stopped the effort by Lucas Gamba. Musso could not stop the second penalty in the 38th minute as Franco Soldano made it a 1-1 game in Santa Fe.
The winning goal for Leonardo Madelon’s side came in the 69th minute off a potent strike from the half-moon by Diego Zabala. The Uruguayan midfielder’s effort would seal the victory for Union in what proved to be a dominant, well deserving victory for El Tate.
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La Academia continues to struggle, now in 16th place with 16 points after 13 games while Union has been very impressive, currently in third place with 25 points.
Union: Nereo Fernandez, Bruno Pitton, Jonatan Bottinelli, Yeimar Gomez, Damian Martinez, Franco Fragapane (66’ Rodrigo Gomez), Mauro Pitton, Nelson Acevedo (85’ Julian Vitale), Diego Zabala (84’ Manuel De Iriondo), Lucas Gamba, Franco Soldano
Racing Club: Juan Musso, Alexis Soto, Alejandro Donatti, Leonardo Sigali, Renzo Saravia, Nery Dominguez (71’ Enrique Triverio), Diego Gonzalez, Ricardo Centurion (71’ Martin Ojeda), Matias Zaracho (81’ Pablo Cuadra), Lautaro Martinez, Lisandro Lopez