The striker did not have his best game with Racing in a duel against Sarmiento. (Video: ESPN).

running club was taxed as a local shoot in a duel valid for the 7th day of the Argentinian Professional League. Although the match was very close for both teams from the start, it was the owners who managed to open the scoring with Matías Rojas’ superb goal. However, another of the players who had a lot of participation was Paul Guerrerowhich was the reference in the attack of the ‘Academic’, but failed to convert. In this sense, the striker showed his annoyance and frustration after being replaced by Maximiliano Romero in the second half.

This action was taken after 68 minutes of play. Avellaneda’s team had taken possession of the ball. Tomas Aviles it opened for the left strip where it was jonathan gomez. The midfielder advanced a few meters in speed and played with johan carbonero. The Colombian winger dodged his rival and scored a cross that the Peruvian striker failed to chain.

Visiting defender Gabriel Díaz dismissed the ball left for Gómez, although it was knocked down. The referee let play continue until the ball was in possession of Luciano Gondou, who received a ticket which the head judge charged and showed the offender a yellow card.

At that time the commitment was paralyzed and three changes were made: Alejandro Donatti and Lisandro López left Sarmiento. He ‘despite’ left with a huge ovation from the fans of running club, who remember him with great affection for having been one of the best scorers in their history. But at the same time, Paul Guerrero he was replaced by Maximiliano Romero. The Peruvian gunner didn’t hide his annoyance when he found out about the change, although he then embraced the former PSV Eindhoven player, who would try to keep the score at 1-0 or increase the score Locals. Even, as a way of encouraging him and approving his effort, coach Fernando Gago shook his hand with a smile on his face.

Paolo Guerrero received a salute from Fernando Gago during Racing Club's change to Sarmiento.  (TNT Sports)
Paolo Guerrero received a salute from Fernando Gago during Racing Club’s change to Sarmiento. (TNT Sports)

The 39-year-old striker started for the first time as a starter since being hired by running club. Having started on the substitutes’ bench in the previous five games, this time coach Fernando Gago chose to field him from the start.

However, the performance of Paul Guerrero He limited himself to playing with his back, which he exercised tremendously, since on several occasions he was able to lean on his teammates and rotate to provoke subsequent shots. He was barely asked from above, so it’s an outstanding task for Gago to work on to take advantage of his hierarchy.

“It was a game for Paolo to play more from behind than from the front. Without too much space or time, he interpreted what he had to do perfectly. He played fast and first class, simple. Very good omen for the Peruvian“said the commentator of the transmission in charge of TNT Sports.

As for his stats, ‘Predator’ he produced the following figures, according to the SofaScore portal: he played 68 minutes, during which he managed a shot on goal that was blocked and another that went wide. Likewise, he gave a key pass, had 93% passing accuracy (14/15) and won three of the nine games he played both on the pitch and in the air.

Paolo Guerrero couldn't score during Racing Club vs Sarmiento.  (Racing Club)
Paolo Guerrero couldn’t score during Racing Club vs Sarmiento. (Racing Club)

What is certain is that Paul Guerrero He showed noticeable improvement in terms of what he showed when he defended Avaí FC from Brazil, when he could barely play 10 games and had physical complications. Moreover, his performances were weak and he didn’t score any goals. Contrary to running clubwhere he already has a goal in his favor.

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