Superliga: Defensa y Justicia conquers Estudiantes 2-1

LA PLATA, PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES. Defensa y Justicia conquered Estudiantes to win 2-1.


LA PLATA, PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES. Defensa y Justicia overcame Estudiantes to win 2-1. It was Defensa y Justicia to strike first with a goal of A. Frias at the 23′. Then A. Rios scored again for Defensa y Justicia in the 56′ minute with a goal. Eventually, M. Boselli reduced the distance for Estudiantes with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Estudiantes lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).

Defensa y Justicia remained in 10 people after A. Rios received a double yellow card in the 67′. Anyway, Defensa y Justicia still found a way to win this match competing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi (La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires) stadium in La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires on Monday and it started at 9:30 pm local time. The referee was Fernando Echenique who had the assistance of Gerardo Lencina and Mariana De Almeida. The 4th official was Kevin Alegre. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 13.4 degrees Celsius or 56.03 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Estudiantes was in firm control of the ball 57% while Defensa y Justicia was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Estudiantes was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 9 were on target. Nevertheless, Defensa y Justicia was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Estudiantes shot 25 times, 9 on target, 16 off target. On the other side, Defensa y Justicia shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.


Estudiantes received 2 yellow cards (E. Mas and ). On the opposite side, Defensa y Justicia received 3 yellow cards (A. Rios, T. Galvan and L. T. Escalante).

Also, Defensa y Justicia didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Rios (Defensa y Justicia) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (67′).

After playing this encounter, Estudiantes will stay with 27 points like Tigre, San Lorenzo, Patronato and Barracas Central to stay in the 14th place. On the other side, Defensa y Justicia will have 22 points like Talleres Córdoba to move up in the 23rd place.

Match Events

  • 23'

    A. Frias

  • 35'

    E. Mas

  • 46'

    L. Diaz

    M. Mendez

  • 56'

    A. Rios

    G. Togni

  • 57'

    A. Rios

  • 61'

    M. Boselli

  • 63'

    T. Galvan

  • 67'

    A. Rios

  • 70'

    B. Rollheiser

    L. Godoy

  • 70'

    N. Fernandez

    T. Galvan

  • 71'

    L. T. Escalante

    M. Duarte

  • 77'

    P. Piatti

    F. Zapiola

  • 79'

    L. Souto

    G. Alanis

  • 83'

    L. Heredia

    F. Zuqui

  • 90'

    L. T. Escalante

  • 90'

    F. Marco

    G. Togni

Next match

In the upcoming Superliga match, Estudiantes will play away against Atlético Tucumán on the 25th of September with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Estudiantes (3 draws).

Defensa y Justicia will host Patronato on the 24th of September with a 5-2 head to head in favor of Defensa y Justicia (1 draw).

Estudiantes: Formation and Lineups

Estudiantes started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Ricardo Alberto Zielinski chose to play with the following team: Mariano Andújar (6.2), Leonardo Godoy (6.6), Jorge Morel (7.0), Fabián Noguera (7.4), Emmanuel Más (6.3), Manuel Castro (6.8), Fernando Zuqui (7.7), Jorge Rodríguez (7.1), Franco Zapiola Yamartino (7.1), Mauro Méndez (6.9) and Mauro Boselli (7.3).


Estudiantes made 4 changes: M. Mendez for L. Diaz (46′), L. Godoy for B. Rollheiser (70′), F. Zapiola for P. Piatti (77′) and F. Zuqui for L. Heredia (83′).

Top player: Fernando Zuqui

The player who no doubt impressed Estudiantes the most was Fernando Zuqui.

His rating is (7.7) with 47 passes (74% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 11 crosses.

Defensa y Justicia: Formation and Lineups

Defensa y Justicia started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the opposite side, Sebastián Beccacece played with: Ezequiel Unsaín (7.8), Nicolás Tripichio (6.8), Adonis Frías (8.3), Nazareno Colombo (6.8), Alexis Soto (7.1), Julián López (6.8), Gabriel Alanis (6.9), Tomás Galván (6.6), Manuel Duarte (6.6), Gastón Togni (7.3) and Andrés Rios (7.2).


Defensa y Justicia made 4 changes: T. Galvan for N. Fernandez (70′), M. Duarte for L. T. Escalante (71′), G. Alanis for L. Souto (79′) and G. Togni for F. Marco (90′).

Top player: Adonis Frías

The player who no doubt impressed Defensa y Justicia the most was Adonis Frías.

His rating is (8.3) with 1 goal, 31 passes (74% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 10.

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