The First National will take its second step on Thursday to define the team that next season will accompany Sarmiento de Junín in the Professional Football League. The eight teams that between Sunday and Monday passed the first round of the Reduced will meet in matches that will be played on a neutral court. In case of a tie in the 90 minutes, the clashes will be defined with shots from the penalty spot.
The four winners of this Thursday will be joined in the next round by Platense and Atlético de Rafaela, who finished second in the two groups of the Championship Zone of the contest. The meetings of that instance will take place on Sunday. In turn, Estudiantes de Río Cuarto, who lost in the final due to the first promotion to Sarmiento, will join the mini-contest in the semifinals, which will be played next Wednesday. The final is scheduled for Sunday, January 31.
Caseros Students – San Martín de San Juan
The meeting that will open the day will be played from 17.10 on the Atlanta court (transmitted by TyC Sports). Students and San Martín de San Juan will meet there. The Caseros team, which finished third in their group in the Championship Zone, just one point behind Estudiantes de Río Cuarto, has just eliminated Barracas Central on penalties. The Cuyanos, led by Paulo Ferrari, won their group in the Reválida Zone and on Sunday they hit the ground running by leaving Tigre on the road.
Atlanta – Ferro
A duel with a lot of history in the First Division will be played from 19:20 at the Ciudad de Vicente López stadium (transmitted by TyC Sports). Atlanta, dominating the tournament before the pandemic forced the activity to stop, had not had a similar performance since the restart and even lost its coach (Fabián Lisa was replaced by Sebastián Cassano), but on Sunday he beat a rival on penalties. he traveled a similar path: San Martín de Tucumán. Ferro did not go well either and finished last in his group, but in his first elimination match he beat Gimnasia de Mendoza 4 to 1 and now he is excited.
Deportivo Morón – Deportivo Riestra
Two teams that traveled through the Championship Zone without taking off will meet at 19.20 at the José Dellagiovanna stadium in Tigre (DirecTV Sports broadcasts). Deportivo Morón had to wait until the second minute of added time to beat Villa Dálmine in the first round of this Reduced and now he will face Deportivo Riestra, who left Temperley on the road.
Defenders of Belgrano – Quilmes
For the last turn, the crossing between the two ends of this mini-contest will remain: Defensores de Belgrano will collide with Quilmes at 9:30 p.m. at the Ciudad de Caseros stadium (transmitted by TyC Sports). The Dragon was third in the Championship Zone B and is the highest ranked team in this instance. In the first round he beat the Institute 2-0. Those led by Facundo Sava acceded to the Reduced by winning Revalidation Zone B and on Monday they eliminated Agropecuario de Carlos Casares.