馃摑Independiente 2-1 Uni贸n: Fernando Gaibor completes turn-around | OneFootball

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Brendan Doherty10 February 2019

馃摑Independiente 2-1 Uni贸n: Fernando Gaibor completes turn-around

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Independiente engineered a comeback win at聽Libertadores de Am茅rica Stadium on Saturday after聽Uni贸n de Santa Fe took an early lead.

Bruno Pitt贸n fired the聽Tatengues ahead before an own goal leveled the match before half-time.聽Fernando Gaibor scored from the penalty spot to win the matchday 18 Superliga Argentina contest for El Rojo.


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Dami谩n Mart铆nez crossed in from the the right channel towards聽Franco Fragapane, but the attacker had a clumsy touch which allowed聽Fabricio Bustos the chance to clear.

Unfortunately for the home side, the clearance smacked off the side of聽Bruno Pitt贸n鈥檚 face to beat goalkeeper聽Mart铆n Campa帽a.

25-year-old midfielder聽Pitt贸n rather inadvertently gave the visitors the lead in the 18th minute.

Perhaps trying to amends for his part in the opening goal, right-back Bustos surged forward towards the end of the first half. He played a low ball across the goal-mouth and聽Uni贸n centre back聽Yeimar G贸mez Andrade put the ball in his own net.

The Colombian defender tried to clear the cross out of danger but equalised for Independiente in the 42nd minute instead.

Veteran goalkeeper Nereo Fern谩ndez came off his line and fouled聽Pedro Pablo Hern谩ndez to set up a tense moment in the middle of the second half.

Fernando Gaibor stepped up and coolly sent the 39-year-old diving聽the wrong way. Independiente鈥檚 attacking midfielder scored the match-winner from the penalty spot in the 75th minute.

The come-from-behind win at home moves Independiente up to 28 points after matchday 18.

Despite being in control for stretches of the match,聽Uni贸n walked away empty-handed and remain on 24 points, good enough for ninth place in the Superliga Argentina table.