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  • April 16, 2011
  • • 20:10
  • • Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, Avellaneda, Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Referee: P. Loustau
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Argentina Clausura preview: Racing Club - Independiente

Argentina Clausura preview: Racing Club - Independiente

The 177th league meeting of Avellaneda's clasico will take place on Saturday as both teams look to escape the middle of the table and move into contention...

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Racing Club: Fernandez; Martinez, Caceres, Aveldano; Pillud, Yacob, Toranzo, Licht; Hauche, Gutierrez, Luguercio. 

Racing

Independiente: Assmann; J.Velazquez, Tuzzio, Galeano, Mareque; Perez, Fredes, Pellerano; Rodriguez; Silvera, Nuñez.

Independiente



DID YOU KNOW?

  • Racing's last victory came over a month ago when La Academia demolished Colon 4-0.
  • In 176 meetings in league play, Independiente have won 68, Racing have won 46, and 62 have resulted in a draw.

  • The largest goal difference between Avellaneda's clubs came during Independiente's 7-0 victory in November of 1940.
  • The highest scoring game in Argentina league history came in Racing's 7-4 victory over El Rojo in September of 1931.
  • Racing's Teofilo Gutierrez has scored five goals on the season and is one behind the league leader, Javier Campora of Huracan.
  • Independiente are still looking for a consistent scorer in league play. Andres Silvera, Facundo Parra and Nicolas Cabrera each have two goals.
  • Independiente have not lost to Racing in league play since a 3-1 loss in 2005. 
  • The stadiums of the two teams are 300 metres apart. The clubs also made Avellaneda the first city to host two Intercontinental Cup winners; Racing lifted the trophy in 1967 (against Celtic) while Independiente downed Juventus in 1973.
  • Racing have only won one game at home this season, a 4-3 win over Olimpo.
  • Independiente have had trouble finding the net on the road in the Clausura and since the Apertura. They have only scored two goals in a game one since the end of August, with the event occuring in early April.
  • Barcelona's Gabriel Milito and Inter Milan's Diego Milito both played part in the rivalry. Gabriel was a star defender with Independiente for seven seasons, and Diego found the net 34 times during his six seasons at Racing.

LAST MEETING

October 10, 2010: Independiente 1-0 Racing Club

In the second meeting in the new-look Libertadores de America stadium, Cristian Baez found the net with a header late in the first half, sending the El Rojo to another victory over their rival. The result was a repeat of the Clausura 2010 outcome, when Dario Gandin's penalty secured another home triumph.

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Claudio Yacob
Claudio Yacob
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 5
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Racing's young captain has been a rock in midfield since coming through the youth ranks, and the 23 year old's partnership with Patricio Toranzo will be crucial if Racing are to realise their attacking potential.
F. Assmann
F. Assmann
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Independiente keepers have a habit of ruining the day for La Academia, and the colourfully-named keeper will hope to follow Adrian Gabbarini and Hilario Navarro's footsteps and provide another match-winning performances between the posts.
Prediction
Racing know about failure in this fixture. La Academia last tasted victory against their bitter rivals in 2005, but in front of their own fans on Saturday Russo's men have an excellent chance to turn Avellaneda blue once more.
Editor's Prediction
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