Patronato got the better of Colon on penalties after the match ended 1-1 in regular time, while the visitors edged past Atletico Tucuman 1-0 on Thursday.
Patronato will play host to Independiente in an Argentine Primera Division fixture at Estadio Presbitero Bartolome Grella on Monday. Both sides are heading into the tie on the back of victory in their respective Cup fixtures. Patronato got the better of Colon on penalties after the match ended 1-1 in regular time, while the visitors edged past Atletico Tucuman 1-0 on Thursday. Independiente sit at the fourth spot with seven points from four games while the home side are languishing at the 24th spot with four points from as many games.
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Patronato began their league campaign with a 1-1 draw against Velez Sarsfield before losing 2-0 to Gimnasia in their first away fixture. Patronato recorded their first win against Aldosivi on matchday 3 courtesy of Facundo Cobos’ lone strike. And then lost to Sarmiento in their most recent outing. At Estadio Eva Perón, Sarmiento netted three times through Franco Quinteros, Raul Lozano (OG) and Javier Toledo. Patronato managed to pull one back through Diego Garcia.
Independiente, on the other hand, have won two of their opening four league games so far. In their last outing against Atletico Tucuman, which was a cup fixture, Juan Cazares’ lone strike in the 78th minute was enough to take Independiente through to the next round. Prior to that, the Red Devils got the better of Estudiantes courtesy of two second half goals by Leandro Benegas and Leandro Miguel Fernandez. They have scored in each of their last five matches in all competitions and will be aiming to continue their good form in front of goal on Sunday.
Patronato will be missing Leonel Mosevich and Diego Garcia due to suspension. Alexander Sosa, who came off the bench to score during penalty shootout against Colon, will be pushing for a spot in the starting eleven. The midfield duo of Castro and Leys are likely to pull the strings in the midfield. As for Independiente, Leandro Benegas, who three times in his last four appearances, will lead the attack with Cazares, Gonzalez and Fernandez providing support.
Patronato probable starting lineup: Altamirano; Lozano, Alvarez, Quintana, Cobos; Acevedo, Leys, Castro, Medina, Herrera, Sosa
Independiente probable starting lineup: Sosa; Vigo, Barreto, Insaurralde, Rodriguez; Romero, Poblete; Fernandez, Gonzalez, Cazares; Benegas.
The Argentine Primera Division encounter between Patronato and Independiente will take place at Estadio Presbitero Bartolome Grella and it will kickoff at 12:00 am IST on June 28, Tuesday.
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