Racing Club 2-0 Vélez Sarsfield: A surprise win against Vélez Sarsfield

AVELLANEDA. Racing Club had a surprising win over Vélez Sarsfield with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Rojas (30') and a goal from F. Dominguez (90').


AVELLANEDA. Racing Club had a surprising win over Vélez Sarsfield with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Rojas (30′) and a goal from F. Dominguez (90′).

The match was played at the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón stadium in Avellaneda on Thursday and it started at 9:30 pm local time. The referee was Hernán Mastrángelo who was helped by Gerardo Carretero and José Castelli. The 4th official was Ramiro López. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.3 degrees Celsius or 59.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 97%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Racing Club was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Vélez Sarsfield that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Racing Club was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Racing Club won the match.

Racing Club shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Vélez Sarsfield shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


Racing Club received 3 yellow cards (E. Cardona, E. Copetti and L. Sigali). On the opposite side, Vélez Sarsfield received 4 yellow cards (A. Osorio, M. Perrone, D. Fernandez and V. Gomez).

After this encounter, Racing Club will have 30 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Vélez Sarsfield will stay with 18 points like Huracán to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    A. Osorio

  • 30'

    M. Rojas

  • 38'

    E. Cardona

  • 39'

    E. Vecchio

    L. Miranda

  • 51'

    E. Copetti

  • 57'

    M. Perrone

  • 58'

    L. Pratto

    A. Bouzat

  • 58'

    L. Orellano

    J. Sonora

  • 74'

    L. Orban

    M. Rojas

  • 74'

    I. .. Pillud

    F. Mura

  • 79'

    S. Caseres

    N. Garayalde

  • 79'

    J. Fernandez

    A. Osorio

  • 81'

    L. Sigali

  • 85'

    F. Dominguez

    E. Cardona

  • 89'

    D. Fernandez

  • 90'

    S. Sosa

    F. Ortega

  • 90'

    F. Dominguez

  • 90'

    V. Gomez

Next match

In the upcoming Superliga match, Racing Club will host Independiente on the 9th of July with a 7-5 head to head stats in favor of Racing Club (0 draws).

Vélez Sarsfield will play away with Colón on the 9th of July with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of Vélez Sarsfield (2 draws).

Racing Club: Formation and Lineups

Racing Club started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Fernando Rubén Gago chose to play with the following team: Gastón Gómez (7.0), Facundo Mura (6.7), Leonardo Sigali (7.0), Emiliano Insúa (7.5), Gonzalo Piovi (7.2), Leonel Miranda (6.8), Aníbal Moreno (7.2), Jonatan Gómez (6.8), Matías Rojas (7.5), Enzo Copetti (6.8) and Edwin Cardona (7.6).


Racing Club made 4 changes: L. Miranda for E. Vecchio (39′), M. Rojas for L. Orban (74′), F. Mura for I. .. Pillud (74′) and E. Cardona for F. Dominguez (85′).

Top player: Edwin Cardona

Probably the most impressive player in Racing Club was Edwin Cardona even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 39 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 18. He performed 4 crosses.

Vélez Sarsfield: Formation and Lineups

Vélez Sarsfield started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the opposite side, Alexander Jesús Medina Reobasco played with: Lucas Hoyos (6.2), Tomás Guidara (6.4), Damián Fernández (7.1), Diego Gómez (7.1), Francisco Ortega (6.8), Maximo Perrone (6.8), Agustín Bouzat (6.4), Nicolás Garayalde (7.1), Joel Soñora (6.2), Lucas Janson (7.0) and Abiel Osorio (6.9).


Vélez Sarsfield made 5 changes: J. Sonora for L. Orellano (57′), A. Bouzat for L. Pratto (57′), N. Garayalde for S. Caseres (79′), A. Osorio for J. Fernandez (79′) and F. Ortega for S. Sosa (90′).

Top player: Diego Gómez

The player who no doubt impressed Vélez Sarsfield the most was Diego Gómez.

His rating is (7.1) with 65 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

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