River does not loosen up and this Sunday achieved its fifth consecutive victory by easily beating Huracán 3-0 at the Tomás Adolfo Ducó stadium in a match that corresponded to the tenth date of the 2023 Professional League. Thus, it reached 24 points and commands the standings alone with four units more than San Lorenzo, which achieved a great victory in Tucumán against Atlético 3-1.
For the rest of the so-called ‘big’ clubs it was not a prosperous day. Independiente lost 2-1 against Estudiantes in Avellaneda and Racing moved away from the leaders because they were beaten 3-1 by Gimnasia in La Plata. Boca, for its part, closed the schedule with a 2-1 loss at La Bombonera against Colón, cast who won for the first time in the contest.The main attraction was the Rosario classic between Newell’s and Central, which ended 0-0 without too many chances created by both teams to unbalance. The result did not go down badly with anyone because they remain in the front lot of the classification.
Professional League Table
On matchday nine, 40 goals were scored in 14 games, an average of 2.85 for each one. The tournament’s top scorer is Mateo Retegui (Tigre) with eight goals. It is followed, with six, by Nicolás Fernández (Defense and Justice). The podium is completed, with five each, Matías Rojas (Racing), Pablo Vegetti (Belgrano) and Michael Santos (Workshops).
The eleventh day will be held between Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13. The classic between San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors stands out. They also play Racing vs. Newell’s, Rosario Central v. Independent, River vs. Gymnastics and Institute vs. Vélez, among other comparisons.
This is how the Professional League 2023 is played
28 clubs participate in the championship, including Belgrano and Instituto de Córdoba that recently rose from the First National and joined Boca, River, Racing, San Lorenzo, Independiente, Vélez, Argentinos Juniors, Rosario Central, Defensa y Justicia, Huracán, Gimnasia and Students of La Plata; Arsenal, Tigre, Talleres, Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero, Platense, Newell’s, Colón and Unión de Santa Fe; Lanús, Sarmiento de Junín, Atlético Tucumán, Barracas Central, Godoy Cruz and Banfield. Buenos Aires is the province with the most teams with 11, above the City of Buenos Aires, which has seven. Santa Fe has four and Córdoba, 3.
The teams face each other in one wheel and, after 27 games, whoever scores the most points will be the champion and will qualify for the 2024 Copa Libertadores. Taking into account that the last day will be played on the first weekend of August, there are few more than seven months of competition.
Games are broadcast live on ESPN Premium and TNT Sports. In both cases it is necessary to contract the ‘football pack’ to access all the matches of the competition on television or through the Star+ digital platform. Both can also be tuned online on Flow, DGO and Telecentro Play, although this also requires being a client of the cable operator.