The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at Godoy Cruz last Friday, while Talleres Cordoba also played out a 1-1 draw at San Lorenzo in their recent outing.
In an all-Argentine contest, Velez Sarsfield will host Talleres Cordoba in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores quarter-final match at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Wednesday night. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at Godoy Cruz in an Argentine Primera Division fixture last Friday, while Cordoba also played out a 1-1 draw at San Lorenzo in their recent outing. The Buenos Aires club overcame River Plat in the previous round to reach this far in the competition, while their cordoban counterparts got the better of Colon in the round of 16 tie.
— Vélez Sarsfield (@Velez) August 3, 2022
Velez Sarsfield got the better of River Plate courtesy of Lucas Janson’s lone goal in the first leg, the second leg had ended in a goalless draw. Since then, Velez has not won a single game, recording four draws and one defeat in five league games. In their recent outing against Godoy Cruz, defender Diego Godin canceled out Pier Barrios’ opener to share the spoils. It was Velez’ fourth successive draw. The result has left them languishing at the 25th place in the Argentine top division table with just 9 points from 11 games.
Talleres Córdoba, on the other hand, are sitting one place below them with equal points but with one game in hand. The Blue and Whites defeated Colon 3-1 over two legs in the last-16 tie. The first leg at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes ended in 1-1. And then, in the second leg, goals from Federico Girotti and Angelo Martino helped the Tagliatelle go through to the next round. Meanwhile in their last game at San Lorenzo on July 25, Matias Catalan opened the scoring before Nahuel Barrios equalised for the hosts to share the points.
Velez defender Lautaro Janson is sidelined with an ACL injury, while the likes of Maximo Perrone and Valentin Gomez could return after serving a one-match suspension. Matias de los Santis is expected to partner veteran Uruguayan Godin in the central defence. Luca Pratto is likely to partner Walter Bou up front. As for Talleres Cordoba, Federico Girotti could lead the line with Franco and Godoy occupying the flanks. Meanwhile Michael Santos is nursing a muscle injury.
Velez Sarsfield probable starting lineup: Hoyos; Jara, De los Santos, Godin, Ortega; Orellano, Garayalde, Perrone, Janson; Bou, Pratto
Talleres Cordoba probable starting lineup: Herrera; Benavidez, Catalan, Perez, Diaz; Oliva, Villagra; Godoy, Esquivel, Franco; Girotti
The Copa Libertadores match between Velez Sarsfield and Talleres Cordoba will take place at Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Thursday at 6:00 am IST.
|Velez Sarsfield vs Talleres Cordoba||Key details|
|Date||August 3 (Argentina)|
|Venue||Estadio Jose Amalfitani|
|Kickoff time in Argentina||9:30 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in India||6:00 am (Thursday)|
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