Edinson Cavani scored this sunday his third goal in BFather Juniorsby converting a penalty into the victoria ante Workshopsfor the quarterfinals of the Argentine Cupbut He was very imprecise in front of the rival goal.
The Matador arrived at the duel in Mendoza rested, after not being in the game last Tuesday against Belgrano, and emboldened, since in his last presentation he had scored his second goal with the blue and gold shirt, against Palmeiras in Brazil (he also missed his penalty in the shootout), the day Boca advanced to the end of the CONMEBOL Libertadores.
And before the T he celebrated again, in this case at change a penalty committed by Juan Portillo into a goal 10 minutes into the second half.
The referee Fernando Echenique, who had not given a clear maximum penalty to Xeneize in the first stage, sanctioned a dubious foul on the Uruguayan, who He took charge and, with great quality, put the ball down to the right, far from the reach of Guido Herrera who guessed the side.
But a few minutes after scoring 1-1 (the Córdoba team had taken the lead through Gastón Benavídez), Cavani had two unbeatable situations. In consecutive plays he went completely alone against Herrera, but he finished very poorly both times, first allowing the goalkeeper to react and then kicking directly outside.
Herrera had also won a personal duel in the opening 45′, in the first penalty claim by the Ribera team.
And although in other sections of the match he teamed up well, enabled his teammates and showed his hierarchy – he had an outside shot saved by Herrera after a great individual play, with pipe included -, he had the situations that he did not have in other meetings and was very unsuccessful.
At the end of the game, the native of Salto received from Darío Benedetto, who minutes before had replaced Miguel Merentiel, but he got tangled up and could not define, in one more approximation, of the many that Jorge Almirón’s team had.
Finally, He converted his penalty in the shootout, in which Xeneize qualified for the semifinals of the Argentine Cup, where they will face Estudiantes.
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