The “Millionaire” will try to seal his ticket to the next round against the Brazilian team in Avellaneda. From 9:30 pm on ESPN 2
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River will seek to seal its ticket to the round of 16 against San Pablo (REUTERS / Andre Penner)
Group D entered its defining stage after the 4-0 defeat of the Quito League against Binacional on the fifth matchday in the area. The Ecuadorians lead with 12 units and sealed their ticket to the next round. Against this background, River will try to seal its pass to the round of 16 tonight against San Pablo . From 9:30 p.m., at the Libertadores de América stadium (the Monumental is in spare parts). The referee will be the Chilean Cristian Garay and will televise ESPN 2.
El Millonario is in second place with 7 points, three more than the São Paulo cast . In the event of a victory, those led by Marcelo Gallardo will advance to the round of 16, while a draw would practically leave them in (they take eleven goals away from their rival tonight).
For this duel the Doll has in mind to make a modification, with respect to the 11 that comes from tying against São Paulo in Brazil and beating Binacional in Peru. Milton Casco, who left the coronavirus behind (he was isolated for two weeks after testing positive), will once again be the left back instead of Fabrizio Angileri.
In return, DT received bad news in the last hours. The pertinent studies confirmed that the Colombian Jorge Carrascal suffers a knee sprain, so he will miss some games.
Napoleon tonight will also seek to cross out a pending issue: he could never win at home since he was River's coach against a Brazilian team. However, he won three of the four heads-up against teams of this nationality.
The visitor, who trained at the Boca training camps, knows that he has no margin for error. “In our mind is only winning, that's why we came here. We know that we have to play a perfect game to achieve it, “said Dani Alves at a press conference.
The experienced Brazilian footballer who knew how to shine in Barcelona, Juventus, Sevilla and PSG praised his rival in the preview: “These are games that you have to know how to face, River is a team with a lot of experience.”
The technical director Fernando Diniz will not have Luciano, one of his figures, available, who must meet a suspension date.
On the last date, River will receive on Tuesday the 20th (at 9:30 p.m.) an already classified Liga de Quito, while San Pablo will be local on the same day and at the same time against Binacional.
River Plate: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Javier Pinola and Milton Casco; Ignacio Fernández, Enzo Pérez and Nicolás de la Cruz: Julián Álvarez, Rafael Santos Borré and Matías Suárez. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Saint Paul: Tiago Volpi; Dani Alves, Diego Costa, Léo, Reinaldo Da Silva; Danilo Das Neves, Hernanes, Igor Gomes; Gabriel Sara, Pablo Teixeira and Vitor Bueno or Paulinho Bóia. DT: Fernando Diniz.
Stadium: Libertadores de América (Independent)
Referee: Cristian Garay (Chile)
Television: ESPN 2