Newell's Old Boys vs Gimnasia La Plata Match Preview
Sunday's late game features Pablo Morant's Lobos visiting Roberto Sensini's Lepras in Rosario. Gimnasia's coach has confirmed he'll utilize a five man defensive line to stand against Newells' firepower, for his team shares the last position with Quilmes, turning this match into a must win for both sides.
Newell's Old Boys managed to obtain qualification for Sudamericana's next stage even though San Jose defeated the Lepras, and now they have to take on the reigning champion Liga de Quito. Sensini has not given up on the Apertura fight yet and will introduce only minor rotation in his squad to leapfrog Godoy Cruz and claim the 4th position in the table standings.
Leonel Vangioni and Mauricio Sperdutti are ready to return to Sensini's starting eleven and it wouldn't be unwise for Newell's coach to take advantage of this opportunity to give Mauro Formica or Lucas Bernardi some time off.
Gimnasia recovers its top striker, Jorge Cordoba for this clash. "The key to victory is to stay focused throughout the whole game. We need to be strong on the defense and be awake on the free kicks. Our rival will be tough, they play well on both ends of the field but we'll have our saying" said the Uruguayan striker.
Will this be enough to grant Gimnasia three decisive points for the relegation fight?