The tragedy was consummated and the “red fell they ended up burned from so much approaching the fire. Independiente de Avellaneda descended to Second Division for the first time in their 104 years of history, by losing to San Lorenzo de Almagro (1-0) on the penultimate day of the Final Argentine soccer tournament led by Newell’s Old Boys. Thus, and after the descent less than five years ago from River Plate, Boca Juniors becomes the only one that has never descended to the Second Division of Argentine football.
The Avellaneda team, directed by coach Miguel Angel Brindisi, He was unable to win at the Libertadores de América stadium, in which there were no visiting fans like the rest of the games due to the death last weekend of a Lanús fan.
The goal of San Lorenzo, converted by forward Ángel Correa to the 59 minutes, It deepened Independiente's crisis, which four minutes earlier had been condemned to relegation by Ecuadorian striker Luis Anangonó's goal that allowed Argentinos Juniors to win 1-0 to Colón de Santa Fe.
But Argentinos Juniors didn't have much to celebrate as they entered the relegation zone, after San Martín de San Juan defeated (2-0) to Students of La Plata. San Martín's goals were converted by midfielder Jorge Luna and attacker Sebastián Penco to the 18 Y 79 minutes, respectively.
In an attitude of high emotional content, Independiente players went to greet their fans who, between tears, encouraged their team. “Gentlemen, I am from Independent, you are the national pride, now that you are in the bad, I will always accompany you”, the fans sang. “More could not be done, when it does not depend on you it is already”, was the only thing that defender Cristian Tula could say, one of the team's references, After the match.