River Plate beats Vélez in Liniers after the controversial Copa Libertadores crossing

River Plate beats Vélez in Liniers after the controversial Copa Libertadores crossing

The start of the match allowed both teams to show the intensity that characterizes them. Santiago Simón and Esequiel Barco pressed high in order to prevent the Fortín’s sides from deepening, which also sought to cover the exit, but River prioritized jumping lines with Lucas Beltrán acting as pivot.

The striker, who enjoyed minutes in the victory against Barracas Central for the Argentine Cup, built the first chance for the Millionaire after stealing the ball in three quarters and, at 6 ‘, he showed off his goalscoring nose. Milton Casco took advantage of a gap between the lines and Simón, who managed to overflow from the right sector, yielded the goal to former Colón, who finished off in front of the goal For the third time in a few weeks, the team that runs the Cacique Medina you see the faces with the one who drives again Marcelo Gallardo. It is that after the exciting series for the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores that they starred in, now it is the turn to face each other for the domestic contest.

Earlier this month, The fortin hit the Monumental and removed from the continental tournament the millionaireswho are still discussing the alleged hand that Matías Suárez’s VAR saw in what would have been 1-0 for the locals, which determined equality in the series when there were a few minutes left in the second leg in Núñez. Now, after removal, River seeks to regain rhythm in football and take advantage of the arrival of its latest reinforcementswhich are not yet available to the Doll. It is that upon the arrival of the Colombian Miguel Angel Borgia will be added the one from the end that comes from Colo Colo, Pablo Cesar Solari.

The millionaire set comes from suffering a tough loss at home for the local tournament against Godoy Cruz (0-2), but during the week recovered and advanced to the next round in the Copa Argentina after beating Barracas Central 3-0. Heading into tonight’s duel at the stadium Joseph AmalfitaniGallardo will give a few more days of rest to Enzo Perez in the middle of the field and to the Chilean Paul Diaz. Bruno Zuculini appears as the brand in the midfield and Javier Pinola forms the duo with Jonatan Maidana.

On the local side, Vélez is focused on what will be the Libertadores quarterfinal series against Talleres, but he does not want to neglect the Professional League. He is on a three-match winless streak, with two consecutive losses. (0-1 against Atlético Tucumán and 1-2 against Colón in Santa Fe) and he needs to add because he is in 25th place in the table with only 5 points. In the case of River, it is located in the 18th position with 8 units.

For today’s game, the local coach bets on the team that was the base in the series against the rival on duty and has Lucas Janson, Walter Bou and Pratto on offense. What happens with the Uruguayan Diego Godín? He is still getting in shape and will be a substitute again.


Velez Sarsfield: Lucas Hoyos; Leonardo Jara, Matías de los Santos, Valentín Gómez, Francisco Ortega; Luca Orellano, Máximo Perrone, Nicolás Garayalde, Lucas Janson; Lucas Pratto, Walter Bou. DT: Alexander Medina.

River Plate: Franco Armani; Milton Casco, Jonathan Maidana, Javier Pinola, Elías Gómez; Bruno Zuculini; Santiago Simón, Nicolás De La Cruz, Agustín Palavecino, Esequiel Barco; Lucas Beltran. DT: Marcel Gallardo.

Referee: Patricio Loustau

Hour: 20.30

Estadio: Joseph Amalfitani

TV: TNT Sports

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