The fourth date of Professional League of Argentine soccer is disputed in the middle of the extensive weekend. With seven of the fourteen games played, the championship standings have something new: Boca is the brand new leader, at least temporarily, after beating Barracas Central (3-1). The xeneize team adds 9 units and for now surpasses Estudiantes, Platense and Newell’s (7), who still have to play their respective matches.
In Floresta, Boca extended their good moment with a solid production, in an ascending performance, to beat Guapo with authority, with goals from Sebastián Villa, Pol Fernández and Exequiel Zeballos. Neri Bandiera pointed out the discount for Barracas Central.
In Santa Fe, River met again with the victory and with the goal. The team with the red band drowned out the drought after 294 minutes without shouting with a rain of goals at the expense of Unión, which they beat 5-1. Braian Romero, Enzo Fernández, Julián Álvarez (2) and Agustín Palavecino scored the goals for those led by Marcelo Gallardo.
Earlier, Banfield got three valuable points in his visit to Tigre, whom he defeated 1-0 with a goal from Jesús Dátolo, and in a similar way, Lanús celebrated his first victory of the championship by beating Colón by a minimum with a goal from Lautaro Acosta with five minutes to go. In Parque de los Patricios,
The fourth date began on Saturday, with Sarmiento’s victory over Patronato by 3-1, with three vital points for the Junín team, which beat a direct rival in the table of averages, in addition to the draw between Arsenal and Talleres, with the strong criticism left by the Portuguese DT Pedro Caixinha towards his own leaders.
The results of the fourth date
This is the table
The program of the fifth date
Qualification for the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana 2023
Argentina has six places for the Copa Libertadores 2023. Boca has already obtained the first ticket for having won the Professional League Cup. The champion of the 2022 Tournament will qualify directly. The same will be achieved by the team that wins the Argentine Cup. The remaining places will be obtained by the first three teams in the annual general table, which includes the points obtained in the group stage of the Professional League Cup (13 games) and the 2022 tournament (27, for a total of 40 games) . In this case, the third team will access the Repechage of the Cup.
Meanwhile, the six best teams located in the general table of positions for the season will go to the 2023 Sudamericana, excluding those that have already obtained a place in the 2023 Copa Libertadores. If a team already classified by another instance is repeated, the place will be for the next set of this same table.