River's 4-3 victory against Universidad de Chile in Salta will not remain in the memory because of the goals or the attractiveness of the game: the debut of Matías Gallardo, the son of the Doll, took place and that was the most outstanding event of the cute meeting.
River and Universidad de Chile perfectly understood how a friendly should be played and gave away a great game in Salta, in a stadium that looked full and exultant.
The duel went back and forth, with attacks from one side and the other and with several defensive errors.
River started badly, giving away spaces, the same ones that worried Martín Demichelis in the first games.
Israel Poblete, with clear help from Ezequiel Centurión, and Cristian Palacios put the Chileans ahead.
The 2-0 against did not disappoint River, who continued with his script aboard the 4-3-3, with Alfonso, Borja and Solari up front, and with Palavecino, Castro Ponce and Barco in midfield.
And he managed to quickly discount Núñez's team with a swing by Marcelo Herrera, one of those who took the most advantage of the friendly.
Herrera came and went a hundred times.
Already in the preseason he had dazzled Demichelis, who chose him as his side.
But he did not have good first games and was relegated.
Yesterday it gained space again.
The former San Lorenzo overflowed and shot an exact center for Miguel Borja's 2-2 shortly after the start of the complement.
River had many situations, it was said.
She scored pretty bad, too.
Herrera, Barco stood out with their forward dribbling and Palavecino handling the ball a lot.
The weakest were the goalkeeper Centurión and Elías Gómez, who withdrew at halftime with muscle discomfort.
Esequiel Barco scored River's third after another great overflow from Herrera.
And a while later, Borja served the goal to Solari, who did not fail in the one-on-one against goalkeeper Campos.
The duel had a pearl
The duel had a pearl
: 17 minutes into the second half Matías Gallardo, the son of the Doll, entered through Palavecino and quickly became trends in social networks.
He moved as a right midfielder El Muñequito;
he played with a changed leg.
He played a couple shortly after entering and showed judgment and good footing.
And Matías had a situation: he controlled in the middle of the field, drove at full speed and the shot from the outside went high.
The particularity is that Napoleon's son made his debut on the same stage as his father did as River coach: Father Ernesto Martearena from Salta.
The remaining minutes served for several boys from the River Reserve to add minutes: Sebastián Sánchez, Esteban Fernández, the most active, Daniel Zabala, Joaquín Flores and Gonzalo Trindade.
But the game was missing the last and best goal of the night: former Independiente Leandro Fernández executed a free kick to perfection and nailed it from the angle for the final 4-3.
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