In 2015, River Plate managed to obtain the Copa Libertadores, the ultimate trophy for any Passionate South American football player. By the way, River’s cup hasn’t won since 1996.In that tournament, which would mark the start of Marcelo Gallardo as the institution’s idol technician, several complaints were made by the millionaire’s rivals. In an interview with journalist Ignacio Rivarola, footballer Antonio «Pollo» Briseño, launched some criticism of the arbitration of the final match.
At the time, the Mexican defender defended the colors of the Tigres UANL, which reached the final instance of that competition. In the interview, the player referred to the kick of striker Lucas Alario to Guido Pizarro.» We knew arbitration wasn’t normal when you got hit by that kick and you’re leaning the court like that. Not because the referee has something in someone’s favor, but because of the pressure of the stadium. You make a foul and nobody says anything, but if you turn one against it, they you and it affects your head, the footballer said.
Finally, he revealed the moment when the team, which had tied 0-0 in the first leg, gave up. «I think the (goal) that killed us was Funes Mori’s, because we came a long way from behind, Tigers never gave up. We were always a very resilient team, but when they put us in the 3-0 there was no chance.»