On date 2 of Argentina – Professional League Cup 2022, the Millionaire easily prevailed over the Patron. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Julián Álvarez who converted a Hat-Trick (20′ 1T, 30′ 1T and 4′ 2T) and Juan Fernando Quintero (33′ 2T, from a penalty). While the away goal was made by Paulo Díaz (5′ 1T, against).
A great play by the Millionaire, 30 minutes into the first half, was the one that moved the scoreboard thanks to Julián Álvarez. After receiving an assist from Enzo Fernández, the striker hung it in the goalkeeper’s right corner. Impossible for the goalkeeper!
The best player of the match was Julián Álvarez. The River Plate attacker scored 3 goals, shot at the opposite goal 6 times and made 14 correct passes.
Enzo Fernández was another of the key players. The River Plate midfielder was precise with 54 effective passes and searched for the opposite goal twice.
It was a game with many fouls and numerous interruptions. There were 2 cautioned: Gabriel Gudiño and Carlos Quintana.
River coach Marcelo Gallardo proposed a 4-5-1 formation with Franco Armani in goal; Andrés Herrera, Paulo Díaz, David Martínez and Milton Casco in the defensive line; Enzo Pérez, Enzo Fernández, Santiago Simón, Tomás Pochettino and Esequiel Barco in the middle; and Julián Álvarez in attack.
For its part, Iván Delfino’s team took the field with a 4-4-2 scheme with Matías Mansilla under the three sticks; Raúl Lozano, Juan Cruz Guasone, Carlos Quintana and Facundo Cobos in defense; Gabriel Gudiño, Franco Leys, Fabio Vázquez and Nicolás Castro in midfield; and Diego García and Jonathan Herrera up front.
Pablo Dóvalo was the referee who directed the match at the Monumental.
El Millonario’s next match in the championship will be as a visitor against Newell’s, while El Patron will host Talleres.
This result places River Plate in second place in Zone A, with 3 points. Board of Trustees, meanwhile, occupies the last place. without any unit.
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