After two consecutive defeats in the league Velez needed a victory in the Jose Amalfitani Stadium last night. The visitors, San Martin, themselves in need of a victory as they sit in the relegation places and after Independiente’s defeat at the weekend were keen to take advantage. Although San Martin started brightly they were undone by a more accomplished Velez side. Goals from Cubero, Insua and Rescaldani made it a comfortable looking 3 – 0 win. However, Velez lost Lucas Pratto to injury so they will hoping that he will not missing for too long. GOALS AND MORE HERE….
In the end the scoreline reads a comfortable win for Velez but it was the visitors who started stronger. A decent penalty shout denied and some good goalkeeping by Sebastian Sosa kept the scores level and when Velez lost Lucas Pratto to injury after 20 minutes it didn’t look good. The injuries at Velez are now mounting up and they will need the players back soon if they are to compete in the league and the Copa Libertadores.
Just 2 minutes after losing Pratto Velez took the lead when Insua’s corner from the left was met by captain, Fabian Cubero. 3 minutes later it was two when a long punt downfield by Sosa was flicked on by Rescaldani, it was Insua who controlled the ball and finished well. San Martin were reduced to 10 men before the break when Alderete was shown a red card.
On the hour mark Rescaldani wrapped things up and although Velez also had a man sent off with 20 minutes to go they held on for the win. The win puts Velez back on track and puts San Martin further in danger. Independiente will be glad to see their relegation rivals not make up anymore ground.