In no more than three games (for that to be the case, they must first win this Saturday's game and reach the final), River's year will end. And the dream is to do it in a big way. With another title, to be added to the League title won in the middle of the year, and perhaps another one - the super final for the Champions Trophy. For the first objective, against Rosario Central at the Kempes, Martín Demichelis will bring the best of the best. So much so that Claudio Echeverri and Agustín Ruberto, future and increasingly present after having unraveled it in the U-17 World Cup, are part of the list of squads for the semifinal of the League Cup.
Micho's decision is not surprising. After all, leaving aside the fantastic Cup they had (El Diablito was a Bronze Boot winner and scored a hat-trick against Brazil, while Ruberto was the top scorer), the kids have been training with the First Division squad since Wednesday. While Echeverri has 73 minutes spread over four games, this is the first time the striker has been on the roster.
Apart from the jewels of the seedbed, there are not many surprises in the River Plate list. A known absence is that of Milton Casco, who suffered an external meniscal injury in his right knee for which he will have to undergo surgery and immediately activated the question: who will mark Jaminton Campaz on the right wing?
Without Andrés Herrera on the menu of possibilities due to a technical decision, unless the coach dares to give the blow with Sebastián Boselli, much requested by the fans, the competition for a position that is especially under the magnifying glass was restricted to Paulo Díaz and Santiago Simón.
River's squad list for the semifinal against Rosario Central
📋 Our squad for the #CopaDeLaLiga semifinal against Rosario Central 💪 #VamosRiver ⚪️⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/idXmvW7l49
— River Plate (@RiverPlate) December 8, 2023
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Ezequiel Centurión and Lucas Lavagnino.
Defenders: Andres Herrera, Ramiro Funes Mori, Milton Casco, Sebastian Boselli, David Martinez, Enzo Diaz, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Santiago Simon and Paulo Diaz.
Midfielders: Enzo Pérez, Agustín Palavecino, Rodrigo Aliendro, Manuel Lanzini, Esequiel Barco, Ignacio Fernández, Matías Kranevitter, Gonzalo Martínez, Claudio Echeverri and Nicolás de la Cruz.
Forwards: Facundo Colidio, Pablo Solari, Salomón Rondón, Agustín Ruberto and Matías Suárez.