The Professional League Cup, the new Argentine soccer tournament, has its groups

Argentine football finally has a return date. It will be next October 30 when the new tournament starts, that replaces the Super League. The trans-Andean tournament will be one of the last in South America to resume, just as the country is going through a delicate moment due to the coronavirus. Now control of the First Division championships returns to the hands of the AFA, under the name of Professional League Cup. This Friday the groups were drawn.

What is the cup? This one has a qualifying phase, with six groups of four teams each, which will play in round-trip duels. This will not be counted for the table of averages.

Once the first phase is finished, the best two of each group will advance to the Championship Phase, forming two groups of six teams, in which there will only be first leg matches. The winners of each group will face each other in a single match final on a neutral court.

On the first date, Racing de Arias, Díaz and Mena will receive Atlético Tucumán. For its part, the River of Paulo Díaz will play against Banfield at home, although the Monumental de Núñez is being remodeled. You will no longer have the rekortán track. Velez de Pablo Galdames will play against Huracán, while Independiente del Tucu Hernández will visit Central Córdoba and Estudiantes de Juan Fuentes will go to Mar del Plata to face Aldosivi.

Zone 1: Racing, Arsenal, Atlético Tucumán and Unión

Zone 2: Independent, Defense and Justice, Central Córdoba and Colón

Zone 3: River, Banfield, Godoy Cruz and Rosario Central

Zone 4: Boca, Lanús, Talleres and Newell’s

Zone 5: San Lorenzo, Argentinos Juniors, Aldosivi and Students

Zone 6: Vélez, Huracán, Board of Trustees and Gymnastics

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