River Plate tied 1-1 with Millonarios in the first preseason friendly played at the Monumental

River Plate tied 1-1 with Millonarios in the first preseason friendly played at the Monumental
River Plate tied 1-1 with Millonarios in the first preseason friendly played at the Monumental

River Plate began its second semester with a friendly match that drew 1-1 against Millionaires from Colombia, which had among its headlines Radamel Falcao Garciawho knew how to shine in the club from Núñez. The coach Martin Demichelis was able to put some of the reinforcements on the field in the match that was played in the Monumental Stadium.

In the beginning River Plate He proposed more, but did not generate any danger except for a warning with a header that went wide. Sebastian Boselli who appeared alone after a corner kick from the right executed by Manuel Lanzini. Then, a free kick from the midfielder himself deflected off the barrier.

At 20 minutes the alarms went off in the technical team of Demichelis given that Agustín Sant’Anna He was injured after a blow with the Colombian goalkeeper Ivan Arboleda. The right back who has been a starter had suffered a sprain and was replaced by Milton Casco.

* River Plate is concerned about Sant’Anna’s injury

At the dawn of the second half the score was opened and it was thanks to the pressure of Pablo Solari who beat him Jorge Arias and then attended Facundo Colidio who appeared alone in front of the goal.

The goal gave him more peace of mind River Platebut could not extend the difference. Meanwhile, the Colombians took advantage of the first chance they had and it came with an error by the youngster Daniel Zabala whose pass towards Jeremiah Ledesma It was short and Santiago Jordan He captured the ball and defined crosswise.

The income of Frank Mastantuono gave more clarity to River Plate and the 16-year-old attacking midfielder provided danger with his skill. In fact, in the end he assisted the other youngster Augustine Rupertwho hit the crossbar.

Mastantuono He became the figure of the millionaire cast and in one of the last he took a great free kick that forced a flight of Grove.

To the absences due to the America Cup of Franco Armani and the Colombian Miguel Borjathe Chilean’s vacation was added Paulo Diaz, who will join his teammates in training on Wednesday. The defender is reportedly in the sights of Al Qadsia of Saudi Arabiawho would be willing to pay the termination clause that would reach 10 million dollars and, according to the trans-Andean media Thirdwould be the highest paid footballer in his country in the world. If the defender’s departure is confirmed, the team in charge of Demichelis would lose one of its pillars.

It is worth remembering the imminent sale of Ezekiel Barco al Spartak from Moscow, which implies changes in the offensive structure. For this reason, Demichelis is evaluating variants in the game strategy and lineup.

While the first official match will be against Lanus July 21st at home and Demichelis is using these friendlies to fine-tune its game plan and observe its players’ performance in a controlled environment. In the current Professional League, River Plate He is seventh with 9 points, 4 behind the leader, Workshops in Cordoba. 5 of the 27 rounds of the local tournament have been played.


River Plate: The Spanish Academy of Music (ACM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by the Spanish Association of Music (ACM). Pablo Solari and Facundo Colidio. DT: Martin Demichelis.

Millionaires: Ivan Arboleda; Jorge Arias, Danovis Banguero, Delvin Alfonzo, Andres Llinas; Felix Charrupi, Daniel Giraldo, David Silva, John Cordoba; Radamel Falcao Garcia and Leonardo Castro. DT: Alberto Gamero.

Stadium: Monumental

Referee: Sebastian Zuninno

TV: Disney+

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