02/15/2020 - 20:35
The Super League enters the final stage and the date-to-date magnifying glass will be placed in River and Boca, the two great candidates to keep the title. Goats will be played by Marcelo Gallardo and Miguel Angel Russo and this Sunday can be a key day. In the Monumental, from 19.40, River receives the solid Banfield of Julio César Falcioni, while Boca visits at 21.50 the hot Santiago del Estero to measure with Central Córdoba.
River remains steadfast in its goal to keep the local tournament. He had an impeccable start to the year, something infrequent since the Doll is in the bank. He won the 4 he played, but in all he suffered a little. Today will be measured against the tough Banfield, who as a visitor has seven games without losing, with four wins and three draws. And something else: since the Emperor returned the team has not received goals playing away from home (Godoy Cruz, Racing, Independiente, Colón and Lanús).
Until the last moment Gallardo will not confirm the team. Doubt is installed from the beginning of the week: will it continue with a line of 5 defenders or will a midfielder be added? What Falcioni will pose is probably similar to what Leonardo Madelón did in Santa Fe, so it can be assumed that River will have a central left over. There is Juan Fernando Quintero, who before Union for the first time was seen running without fear and at the same time as his teammates. Another that could be placed in the initial eleven is the Colombian Jorge Carrascal, who rejoined in the week after participating with Colombia in the U-23 Pre-Olympic.
“They grab us at a good time. We have good expectations, ”said Captain Jesús Dátolo, who will start. Claudio Bravo will be from the start and Agustín Urzi fights a place with Nicolás Bertolo. The rest will be the same that comes from drawing 1-1 with Rosario Central.
River: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Martínez Quarta, Robert Rojas, Pinola or Quintero, Milton Casco; Ignacio Fernández, Enzo Pérez, Nicolás De la Cruz; Matías Suárez and Rafael Borré. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Banfield: Mauricio Arboleda; Luciano Gómez, Alexis Maldonado, Luciano Lollo and Claudio Bravo; Jorge Rodríguez and Nery Laws; Reinaldo Lenis, Jesús Dátolo and Bertolo or Urzi; Junior Arias DT: Julio César Falcioni.
Referee: Fernando Rapallini.
TV: TNT Sports