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From executioner to saviour: Colidio, at last, took off his mask and shouted his first goal at River

2023-12-04T01:25:36.409Z

Highlights: Facundo Colidio came on in the 32nd minute of the second half for Salomón Rondón, the author of the first goal for the Millonario. He played 13 minutes plus stoppage time, touched eight balls and scored the winning goal at the Mario Kempes Stadium. "There's a reason I decided to come to this club, luckily today he got the goal and the relief," said the attacker who gave the agonizing victory to Núñez's team.


The attacker, who played 13 minutes plus stoppage time, touched eight balls and scored the winner at the Mario Kempes Stadium. "Internally, a striker wants to score goals. When you can't, you have to keep working and insisting," he said.


Facundo Colidio's goal came at the most opportune time possible. In the agony of the quarterfinals against Belgrano and in Cordoba, the striker pushed it with his left foot and with that 2-1 gave River the ticket to the semifinal of the League Cup. For the former Tigre it was a relief as he was able to score for the first time with the red band shirt after 14 games. "There's a reason I decided to come to this club, luckily today he got the goal and the relief," said the attacker who played 13 minutes plus stoppage time, touched eight balls and scored the winning goal at the Mario Kempes Stadium.

Martín Demichelis sent him to the field of play in the 32nd minute of the second half for Salomón Rondón, the author of the first goal for the Millonario. He had not been able to impose his game much in the Belgrano area. But in the end came his reward at last: Esequiel Barco opened it up to the left for Enzo Díaz, who sent the cross into the middle. There, Colidio hit a post and didn't miss.

THE GOAL THAT UNLEASHED MADNESS IN CORDOBA! What a way for Colidio to make his debut at the net... He converted on the hour mark and sent River into the semi-finals of the #CopaDeLaLiga! pic.twitter.com/C7lg1DBOnX

— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) December 3, 2023

"Internally, a striker wants to score goals. When you can't, you have to keep working and insisting. I'm very happy to be here, this is an exceptional group. I'm always going to try to contribute from wherever I can, working and being as professional as I can," said the man who gave the agonizing victory to Núñez's team.

His arrival in the middle of the year was quite a novel. After a bid with Boca, where he made Inferiores, River finally managed to buy him from Inter for more than 4.5 million euros to be paid in three installments (there are still two to be paid next year). But his performance had not been significant, until it was finally given to him in the night of Cordoba.

He came on as a number nine and the goal came in that area: "I can play in many places in the attack. Today I played as a centre-forward and I was able to score, so I'm very happy. We deserved to win."

"I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT... LUCKILY HE ARRIVED TODAY AT A TIME WHEN THE TEAM NEEDED HIM." Colidio spoke to #SportsCenter after his FIRST goal with the Millonario, which gave River the qualification to the semis of the #CopaDeLaLiga. pic.twitter.com/dq6Z8MQQYQ

— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) December 3, 2023

Football coincidences mean that he has been River's executioner in the last League Cup. He scored with the Tigre shirt in the 2-1 win in the quarterfinals that eliminated Millonario. Now, he broke his drought and was key to advancing to the semifinals.

Source: clarin

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