Godoy Cruz and Vélez Sársfield to Clash in Copa de la Liga Quarterfinals

Godoy Cruz and Vélez Sársfield face off in a highly anticipated quarterfinal match of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2024, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. Fans can expect a closely contested and emotionally charged encounter.

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Godoy Cruz and Vélez Sársfield to Clash in Copa de la Liga Quarterfinals

Godoy Cruz and Vélez Sársfield to Clash in Copa de la Liga Quarterfinals

Godoy Cruz and Vélez Sársfield are set to face off in a highly anticipated quarterfinal match of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2024 on Saturday, April 20th at 9:15 PM. The decisive encounter will take place at the Único stadium in Villa Mercedes, San Luis, and will be televised on TNT Sports.

Godoy Cruz, known as the Tomba, finished as the top team in the regular phase, topping Zone B. They are treating this match as a final, aiming to reach the semifinals, a stage they reached last year in this tournament before losing on penalties to Platense. The Tomba will be playing at La Pedrera, the same venue where they faced and eliminated Banfield on penalties in the 2023 Copa de la Liga.

On the other hand, Vélez Sársfield qualified as the fourth-placed team in Zone A. They advanced to the quarterfinals after overcoming Independiente Rivadavia 1-0 and thanks to other results that allowed them to qualify with 25 points. Vélez aims to continue their progress in the competition and secure a spot in the semifinals.

Why this matters: The winner of this quarterfinal match will face the victor of the Argentinos Juniors vs. Defensa y Justicia tie in the semifinals. With both teams eager to advance in the prestigious Copa de la Liga Profesional, fans can expect a closely contested and emotionally charged encounter.

The match will be refereed by Sebastián Zunino, with Pablo Dóvalo in charge of the VAR. Godoy Cruz coach Daniel Oldrá is expected to make only one change to the starting lineup, with Chilean defender Thomas Galdames replacing Elías Pereyra. Midfielder Nicolás Fernández will not play due to an ankle sprain, but he has traveled with the team.

The security operation for the match will involve 850 personnel, and fans are advised to arrive early due to thorough security checks at the stadium entrances. Only physical ID cards will be accepted for entry, and certain items such as belts, lighters, and mate equipment will not be allowed inside the venue.

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Key Takeaways

  • Godoy Cruz vs. Vélez Sársfield quarterfinal match in Copa de la Liga Profesional 2024.
  • Match to be played on April 20th at 9:15 PM in Villa Mercedes, San Luis.
  • Godoy Cruz topped Zone B, Vélez qualified 4th in Zone A.
  • Winner to face Argentinos Juniors vs. Defensa y Justicia in semifinals.
  • Security measures in place, including ID checks and prohibited items at the stadium.