Bruno Zuculini’s away goal brought greater peace of mind for River Plate and Marcelo Gallardo, who had the whole week to think about the duel back from the quarter-finals of Uruguay, where he will bet on the opponent’s desperation to try to liquidate the series. However, on the weekend and in what was the beginning of the Championship Phase of the Maradona Cup, the coach encountered a big problem and had to do with the injury of Ignacio Fernández, who was very hurt from the back in the duel with Argentinos Juniors and turned on the alarms.
This Tuesday, and 48 hours after the crossing with Nacional, River Plate took the opportunity to publicize the names of the players who will travel to Montevideo and in it was surprised the absence of Nacho, who will not directly accompany the team and will be working thinking about the definition of the local cup. For this, Gallardo is obliged to modify the equipment and in advance two variants are shuffled that have to do with maintaining the scheme or not. On the one hand, Bruno Zuculini appears, who has been decisive in the minutes given to him by the coach and would respect the format, as would the chance of Santiago Sosa, while the other alternative is Javier Pinola’s entry to close a line of five defenders. The hours remain and the alternatives remain in the hands of the «Muñeco» who will think of the best strategy to take advantage of the 2 to 0 achieved in the Liberators of America to get back into a semi-final of Copa Libertadores, which would be the fifth over six consecutive participations, after the absence in the 2016 contest.