Álvarez’s goal cry, after Enzo Fernández’s pass
River Plate, leader of the Professional Football League and a great candidate for the title, visits Platense on the 21st date in search of a victory that brings him closer to his goal of becoming champion of the domestic tournament. The duel between millionaires and squid is at the Ciudad de Vicente López stadium, with the arbitration of Fernando Rapallini and the broadcast by Fox Sports Premium.
With extreme pressure as the flag, a characteristic of the Gallardo cycle, and several inspired individuals (especially Enzo Fernández, at times on the loose, almost in the role of point guard), River asphyxiated Platense.
The team led by Marcelo Gallardo arrives with six points ahead of his guard Talleres de Córdoba, who after the 1-1 draw against Vélez could not keep the distance with the main candidate.
The cast of Núñez arrives with a 15-game unbeaten streak (since the tough 3-0 defeat against Mineiro on August 18 in Brazil for the Copa Libertadores) and a 5-0 win over Patronato, with four goals from Julián Álvarez , on matchday 20 that was played before the double knockout date.
The Doll It has the returns of the “selected” Argentines Álvarez, Franco Armani, Santiago Simón and Enzo Fernández and Robert Rojas and David Martínez (Paraguay), and also with the Chilean Paulo Díaz, who had been torn in the previous one against Estudiantes and this week received the medical discharge. All of them are headlines, plus the presence of Braian Romero with the young scorer up front (Carrascal waits on the bench).
Those absent due to injury are Benjamín Rollheiser, Fabrizio Angileri and Nicolás de la Cruz, who do not make up the list of concentrates to face the Squid. The flyer José Paradela and the youth Tomás Galván were included in this call.
Platense, meanwhile, will present four changes to receive River with the turns of the steering wheel Iván Gómez and the forwards Nicolás Bertolo and Horacio Tijanovich, recovered from their injuries, in addition to the entry of defender Lucas Acevedo by the suspended Nahuel Iribarren.
Those led by Claudio Spontón are in 18th place in the standings with five wins, eight draws and seven losses, the last 3-0 against Colón in Santa Fe.
With four dates to be played, River wants to take more advantage at the top and head towards the champion title. If successful, it will be the first league at the local level for Marcelo Gallardo in a cycle full of international trophies. NapoleonRiver manager since 2014, he won the Argentine Cup three times and the Argentine Super Cup twice, although he still could not be crowned in the domestic championship.
To the set of The band He has to face Racing, on Thursday in the Monumental; Rosario Central, on Sunday in Arroyito; Defense and Justice of the premises and Atlético Tucumán as a visitor.
Platense: Luis Ojeda; Augusto Schott, Kevin Lomónaco, Lucas Acevedo, Juan Infante; Hernán Lamberti, Iván Gómez, Nicolás Bertolo, Brian Mansilla; Matías Tissera and Horacio Tijanovich. DT: Claudio Spontón.
River: Franco Armani; Robert Rojas, Paulo Díaz, David Martínez, Milton Casco; Enzo Pérez, Enzo Fernández, Santiago Simón, Agustín Palavecino; Julián Álvarez and Braian Romero. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Referee: Fernando Rapallini.
Field: Ciudad de Vicente López stadium
TV: Fox Sports Premium.
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