River must beat Palmeiras to dream of the ticket to the Copa Libertadores final (EFE / Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / -archive)
River and Marcelo Gallardo will face a difficult stop in Brazil as they try to expand their legacy and reach a new Copa Libertadores final. The Argentine team, after losing 3-0 at home due to goals from Rooney, Luiz Adriano and Matias Fena, must spend an “epic” night on their journey home to Palmeiras. From 9:30 pm on ESPN. The referee will be Esteban Ostwich of Uruguay, and VAR will be Nicholas Gallo.
“This situation is not critical. It is a football match that we played badly and lost, as we played well and won. Today we see if we can change the score,” Marcelo Gallardo warned in the preview, after falling into the last two presentations.
Nunez’s players came to this match after falling 2-0 to Independiente in the last date of the Diego Armando Maradona Cup, which prevented them from reaching the final of the tournament, where their group was awarded Boca, their classics. competitor. “I have faith in the possibilities that football offers you. We have to erase what we did, focus on who we are and what brought us here, and know we have no margin for error. Tomorrow we will be a completely competitive team.”
For this commitment, the Colombian doll will not have Jorge Caraskal, who saw the red card in the first leg. Although he did not confirm it, one possibility is that Chilean Paulo Diaz will enter and change the plan. “We need new people physically and mentally to do a game of defensive toughness, and it’s not just a last line. The idea is that we can keep the target at zero because we continue to create goal positions. The last two games without goals are not normal. We have to improve efficiency if we want to have potential.” He commented at a press conference.
The coach, who had previously supported Franco Armani, despite his mistakes in his last two matches, was betting on Fabrizio Angelere to be the left winger instead of Milton Casco.
For their part, the locals protected the majority of beginners and scored an important 1-0 win over Sport Recibe, allowing them to take sixth place in Serie A with 47 units, nine fewer than leaders San. Paul.
Portugal’s Abel Ferreira did not confirm the squad either, despite speculation that Lone would return to defense and that Rafael’s uniform would occupy a place in midfield.
“Just as we scored three goals here, River can do the same at home. Regardless of the outcome of the day, the series flips back and forth. Therefore, we will use our mental strength so that our team can enforce its philosophy of playing again, ”the Portuguese strategist warned after winning at Avellaneda.
The winner of this key will be measured in the following case against the winner in the crossing between Boca and Santos (tied from 0 to 0 in Bombonera). The final will take place on January 30th in Maracana.
Palm trees: Waverton. Marcos Rocha, Luoan, Gustavo Gomez, Matthias Vena; Gabriel Menino, Danilo, Raphael Zee; Ron, Louise Adriano and Gustavo Scarpa. DT: Abel Ferrara.
River: Franco Armani Gonzalo Montiel, Paulo Diaz, Robert Rojas, Javier Pinola, Fabrizio Anguillieri; Ignacio Fernandez, Enzo Perez, Nicolas de la Cruz; Raphael Bury and Matthias Suarez. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Playground: Allianz Park
Rule: Esteban Ustojic (Uruguay)
Where: Nicholas Gallo (Colombia)
the television: ESPN 2
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