The activity at Palermo resumed on Tuesday, with the first of the two matchdays that will be held during the week. Field 2 saw an intense match, that despite of not being so atractive for the audience, kept alive until the end. La Esquina Los Machitos played its best game of the season, keeping close to La Aguada during the entire match. Nacho Novillo Astrada once more showed a great level of play and guided his team to the victory.
Next up, La Dolfina made its debut on field 1. Not only Cañuelas´ foursome was very superior, but also the 4 players were at an overwhelming level. The difference between the two teams was clear since the begining, with La Dolfina scoring several goals in 7 of the 8 chukkers. Cambiaso together with his teammates is looking for the record: 5 Argentine Opens in a row, something that doesn´t happen since the 70s.
The detail of Tuesday was as follows:
LA AGUADA LAS MONJITAS 11-8 LA ESQUINA LOS MACHITOS
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Negro Novillo Astrada 8 (3, 1 de penal), Alfredo Bigatti 7 (2), Miguel Novillo Astrada 8 (2), Nacho Novillo Astrada 8 (4, 2 penalties). Total: 31.
La Esquina Los Machitos: Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña 6 (2 penalties), Rodrigo Andrade 8 (2), Mariano Aguerre 8 (4, 2 penalties), Rodrigo Rueda 7. Total: 29.
Score La Aguada Las Monjitas: 3-1, 4-3, 4-4, 5-5, 7-6, 9-7, 10-7- 11-8.
BPP Polo Argentino: Aguada Anónima. Played by Miguel Novillo Astrada.
Nominees AACCP: Open Gimnasta (played by Rodrigo Andrade) and Arroba Nunca Digas Nunca (played by Miguel Novillo Astrada).
Umpires: Federico Martelli y Juan José Díaz Alberdi.
Third man: Martín Pascual.
LA DOLFINA 22-6 LA ALBERTINA ABU DHABI
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (9, 2 penalties), Pelon Stirling 10 (2), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (7), Juan M. Nero 10 (3, 2 penalties). Total: 40.
La Albertina Abu Dhabi: Fran Elizalde 8, Cubi Toccalino 8 (1), Santiago Toccalino 8 (3), Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8 (2, 1 penalty) Total: 32.
Score La Dolfina: 3-1, 7-1, 11-1, 13-2, 16-3, 18-4, 19-5 y 22-6.
BPP Polo Argentino: Clon 04 Cuartetera. Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
Nominees AACCP: Irenita Lucía (played by Pablo Mac Donough) and Anay Sur Petunia (played by Juan Martín Nero).
Umpires: Martín Aguerre y Gastón Dorignac (h).
Third man: Rafael Silva.
La Dolfina: 3. La Albertina Abu Dhabi: 7.
SHOTS ON GOAL:
La Dolfina: 18/29. La Albertina Abu Dhabi: 5/8.
La Dolfina: 15. La Albertina Abu Dhabi: 11.
La Dolfina: 0. La Albertina Abu Dhabi: 0.
La Dolfina: 4/6. La Albertina Abu Dhabi: 1/1.
The Argentine Open Championship resumes on Wednesday:
2pm, field 2: Alegría vs Chapaleufú
4:30pm, field 1: Ellerstina vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch
La Aguada Las Monjitas vs La Esquina Los Machitos