Those led by Marcelo Gallardo will try to stomp in Lima to settle into Group D. From 9:30 p.m., on ESPN 2
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River will try to take a step forward within Group D in its visit to Binacional de Peru (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)
With six games, the fourth week of the Copa Libertadores begins. One of the most engaging matches of the day will take place at the National Stadium in Lima. In this scenario, from 9:30 p.m. (Argentina time), River will try to take a new step towards the round of 16 against Binacional de Peru . The referee will be Bolivian Gery Vargas and will televise ESPN 2.
The team led by Marcelo Gallardo, after a six-month stoppage, left a good impression in their valuable 2-2 draw against San Pablo as a visitor. With this result, the Millionaire settled in the second position of Group D along with his Brazilian pair with 4 points (the Argentines have a better goal difference). The first place is held by Liga de Quito, with 6 points, while the Incas close the area with 3. At the same time, but in Quito, the Ecuadorians will receive San Pablo.
Although he did not confirm it, in the head of the Doll round to put the same eleven that matched in the Morumbí less than a week ago on the playing field . In this way, Fabrizio Angileri will be the owner of the left back (he evolved favorably from a sprain to one of his shoulders) instead of Milton Casco, who tested positive for coronavirus and is expected to be able to return to the squad for the next game. , which will be Thursday 30 against San Pablo.
The good news within River's squad list is the return of striker Lucas Pratto, who overcame a strain in the right hamstring (he entered instead of the youthful Lucas Beltrán). In any case, the offense will be made up of Julián Álvarez, Matías Suárez and Rafael Santos Borré (he has 39 goals for the club and is two away from reaching Lucas Alario, the top gunner of the Marcelo Gallardo era).
The local team, for its part, will have to face this key commitment for their future outside their home, since by decision of Conmebol they will not be able to receive those from Núñez in Juliaca (a city with a height of 3,840 meters). “We feel hurt. It seems that something happens that they do not allow us to play in Juliaca. We will definitely lose something if we don't play at high altitude, ”said coach Javier Arce, who returned to the club in early September to replace Colombian Flabio Torres.
The Peruvians did not start in the way they longed for the restart of the competition, as they lost to the Quito League in Lima. This will be the last presentation they will make at home, since then they will have to visit Liga de Quito and will culminate their performance in the area by visiting San Pablo.
River, for its part, will then have two matches in the Libertadores de América (it will not be able to use the Monumental because it is in full renovation of its playing field): on Wednesday 30 it will receive San Pablo and will close the activity on Tuesday, October 20 before Liga de Quito.
Binational Sports: Raúl Fernández; Dahwling Leudo, Eder Fernández, Camilo Mancilla and Jeickson Reyes; Pablo Labrín and Yorkman Tello; Johan Arango, Roque Guachire, Andy Polar; and Sebastián Gularte. DT: Javier Arce.
River: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Javier Pinola and Fabrizio Angileri; Julián Álvarez, Enzo Pérez, Ignacio Fernández and Nicolás de la Cruz; Rafael Borré and Matías Suárez. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Stadium: National of Lima
Referee: Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
Television: ESPN 2