The Colombian had a dream night at the Cilindro and the 19-year-old shone to break through the Atlético Nacional defense. Both ended with physical complications.
The two strikers with whom Racing built their classification to the quarterfinals of the Libertadores Cup they ended up injured and in these days the degree of importance in each of the cases will be evaluated. But before, both Roger Martínez as the kid Agustín Ojeda They were key to start turning the series around.
The Colombian, in his first game as a starter after returning to the club, made it 1-0 with a wonderful header and he completed a great performance until he had to leave after 21 minutes of the second half because he overstretched his right leg and felt a tug. As he left the stadium he received a standing ovation from the academic fans:“It was something dreamed of, I am very grateful for the recognition of the people. This win is for all of them.”said.
In his previous stage at Racing, Martínez had scored 8 goals in 29 games, one in the 2014 Final, 3 in the 2016 Libertadores and 4 in the 2016 First Division Tournament. Now, in his second appearance, first as a starter, he scored his ninth goal. Beyond the concern for his muscle injury, although he will have 15 days to recover before the match against Boca at Bombonera, he was very happy after qualifying. “I knew that here we could turn it around”he exclaimed euphorically.
Regarding the next rival, the Colombian born in Cartagena 24 years ago, he said:“It will be a nice game, but now we try to enjoy this moment and then we will see how everything will be dealt with”.
The Colombian also scored his 70th goal in 283 club games. After his initial performance in Racing in 2014, he played for Ramón Santamarina from Tandil, Aldosivi from Mar del Plata, Jiangsú Súning from China, Villarreal from Spain and América from Mexico.
In addition to the experience of Martínez and the Demon Gabriel Hauche, Fernando Gago relied on the daring and the youth of Agustin Ojeda, author of the second goal of the Academy. The 19-year-old boy was euphoric:“I’m living a dream”he expressed after the victory. No wonder, he has barely played 10 games in the Racing Primera and against Atlético Nacional he scored his second goal. The previous one he did just 17 days ago, for the penultimate date of the Professional League, in the 3-1 against Central Córdoba.
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