While waiting for the semifinals of the League Cup that this Saturday will have River, Rosario Central, Godoy Cruz and Platense looking for the final, the Reserve Projection Cup was defined this Tuesday, in which Independiente was crowned champion after beating Tigre 2-1 at the Ciudad de Lanús stadium.
In this way, the Rojo de Avellaneda returned to the category after 33 years, since it did so for the last time in the 1989-90 season with figures such as Daniel Garnero, the current coach of the Paraguayan National Team and with a past in the club (as a footballer and coach).
The team coached by Pedro Monzón was crowned thanks to goals from Francisco Bonfiglio at the end of the first half and Diego Tarzia at the beginning of the second half, while Camilo Viganoni scored for the team from Victoria in the 76th minute of play.
Carlos Tevez, coach of the first team of the "King of Cups", was present at the stadium watching the final. The Apache is closely following the kids of the Red and has already confirmed Santiago López, one of the stars of the Argentine National Team that played the U-17 World Cup, that he will be part of the preseason with the first division squad.
Meanwhile, the president of the club and elected Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Néstor Grindetti, presented the trophy to captain Agustín Quiroga, who then lifted it with his teammates. Now, Monzón's team will have to play the Champions Trophy against Vélez Sarsfield, winner of the 2023 Projection Tournament.
The goals of the Reds, champions of the Projection Cup
THE MONSOON LABORATORY! Francisco Bonfiglio put the seal on the set play and scored Independiente's 1-0 win in the #CopaProyección final against Tigre.
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— ESPN Fútbol Argentina (@ESPNFutbolArg) December 5, 2023
[RESERVE] 🇦🇹 RED'S GOAL
#Independiente it is 2-0 with a goal from Diego Tarzia! pic.twitter.com/C52QAoyST2
— Very Independent (@MuyCAI) December 6, 2023
Camilo Viganoni made it 1-2 for Tigre against Independiente#ProyecciónxTNTSports pic.twitter.com/8vepX97jxC
— TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) December 6, 2023