La Dolfina surpassed Ellerstina and became champion of the 127th Argentine Polo Open

La Dolfina added his eighth consecutive title in Palermo. The Cañuelas team won by 10-8 a Ellerstina and champion of the 127th Argentine Polo Open, the most prestigious event of the limited annual calendar. The team of Adolfo Cambiaso He left his rival without the possibility of winning the so-called “Triple Crown”

General Rodríguez’s team came to this game as the only undefeated in the season, after having celebrated in the previous editions of the Tortugas and Hurlingham tournaments. Ellerstina, who has 39 handicap goals, formed with Facundo Pieres (10), Hilario Ulloa (10), Gonzalo Pieres (9) and Nicolás Pieres (10).

(Matias Callejo / AAP)
(Matias Callejo / AAP)

La Dolfina, meanwhile, had recovered the 40 goals after the reinstatement of Pablo Mac Donough (10), David Stirling (10) and Juan Martín Nero (10), who overcame various injuries. They were joined by crack Adolfo Cambiaso (10), who had already surpassed the barrier of a thousand goals converted in 28 editions of Open Argentine.

Ellerstina took a 2-1 lead at the close of the first chukker in a game that featured dizzying pace. However, La Dolfina was able to trace the result in the second quarter. After chukker 3, Cambiaso’s men made a clear 6-3 difference, however the Pieres went in search of equality with great impetus and achieved it by the end of the sixth round. In the last chukker, those from Cañuelas took a distance on the scoreboard that would already be definitive to win the 10-8 victory.

With the victory this afternoon, Cañuelas’ team won the last eight finals played and obtained 14 titles in 20 competitions since the 2000 season. In the general history between both teams, La Dolfina won 31 times, while Ellerstina did it 16. In Palermo, the advantage of Cañuelas’ men is clear: 15-3

With information from Télam

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