Racing Club vs Lanús Match PreviewRacing had a promising start in this competition defeating Quilmes and Boca Juniors, but four consecutive victories have stopped the Academia from claiming a place within the best. Miguel Angel Russo is aware he needs to react fast not to fall once again to the relegation zone. Former Liga's top striker Claudio Bieler will be missing this match, for his accuracy diminished greatly with Racing (7 goals in 25 caps) and Gabriel Hauche will be taking over his place. Paraguay's Marcos Cáceres returns to the team in Lucas Licht's place to strengthen Racing's back line. Giovanni Moreno is almost fully recovered from a sprained ankle and will join the offense, allowing Russo to adopt a 4-4-1-1 formation to asphyxiate the Granas at their own ground.
Lanus will be hosting Racing this Friday and the wounds inflicted by Godoy Cruz (who humiliated the team 4-1) are still bleeding. It was the first defeat of the Granas in the tournament and Luis Zubeldia knows his rival will try to take advantage of the individual capacities of its strikers to bag the victory. "they'll try to overrun our defense from the beginning, and we'll have to rely on our strengths to claim the three points. We both have excellent players, and repeating what we've done in the last matches will be our main goal" were Lanus' coach words. Team's captain Sebastian Blanco believes the team is lacking not only precission but also lack, as the posts have stop Granas' strikers from scoring in the last three rounds. Two teams desperate to secure a victory to boost their spirit, who will make it?