The bitter taste of the tie in Brazil and the beating in Lima left the “Millionaire” in a good position in Group D, but he knows that victory is the result he has to go looking for to secure a place in the next round. The danger exists and has to do with a draw or defeat complicating him and leaving Liga de Quito as an unattainable leader. That’s why Marcelo Gallardo has only one variant in the game and has to do with Milton Casco’s return to title after being out of calls for coronavirus. In this way, former Newell’s takes Fabrizio Angileri’s place on the way back to activity.
In this way, River went out on the pitch with the best he has, composed by Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Javier Pinola, Milton Casco; Julián Alvarez, Ignacio Fernández, Enzo Pérez, Nicolás De La Cruz; Matías Suárez and Rafael Santos Borré.True to his style, from the dressing room he went to look for the opening of the score, which took place in the 11th minute of the match, when Nicolás De La Cruz assisted Julián Alvarez after a great collective play and the youth defined against Volpi’s departure for 1 to 0.
However, when he had a chance to score the second, again with the front-flyer, the “Millionaire” could not stretch the count and in the Armani area he was going to suffer. Ball stop, one of the great scourges of the Gallardo era, Diego anticipated Pinola and stamped the 1st to 1 that gives life to San Pablo.Despite losing the advantage, Núñez’s team did not lose the intensity and goal of going for more goals and with eight minutes to go until the close of the first stage Alvarez appeared again to unbalance. In the second half, River’s best face was deslucidal and Marcelo Gallardo bet on maintaining the result. St. Paul did not give up and it was because of the tie that left him alive, although he stumbled upon Franco Armani’s defense that with some fortune he avoided the tie to get the team into the next round. With the consummate triumph, those led by the “Muñeco” got into the next phase and eliminated the Brazilians, although he must define the top of the Group against Liga de Quito on the Independiente court.