The Professional League continues its course with four commitments, but the highlight of the day will take place at the Antonio Vespucio Liberti. On that stage the faces will be seen a River that seeks to continue climbing steps to get closer to the top and a Newell’s that is bidding for a place in next year’s international competitions. With the arbitration of Fernando Echenique, televised TNT Sports.
The Millionaire, after being left out of the Copa Libertadores, turned its cannons to the local sphere and the Professional League became one of the priorities, since it is one of the possibilities to seal a ticket to next year’s edition of the highest international competition . The others are the Annual Table (with a total of 47 points today it is located in that privileged place) and the Argentina Cup (in the round of 16 it will collide with Defense and Justice).
The game did not start in the best way for the local team that seemed drowned in the same game as in the last few games: a lot of possession without too much imbalance against an opponent who, retreating, could hurt against them. Nevertheless, Pablo Solari changed the tone.
The former Colo Colo broke the zero by appearing on the right with spaces after an assist from Agustin Palavecino and, despite having the mark of Leonel Vangioni ahead, he shook the near post. His shot deflected off the Newell’s player, dislodged the goalkeeper and nailed it for 1-0 in the 29th minute.
In the next attack, Juanfer Quintero filtered for Palavecinohe quickly searched for Solari and again the 21-year-old striker appeared on the right with spaces. This time, seeing the gap, he tried a low cross shot that slipped into the far post and made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute in a burst of football.
*Solari scored 2-0
In the plugin, Newell’s He took advantage of the fact that the locals did not come out to play with such intensity and in an isolated action he got the discount through Paul Perez. The former Boca Juniors, who had entered Julian Fernandezconverted a header after a rebound from the great save that Frank Armani had done before a surprise arrival of Nazarene Funez.
But, River Plate reacted on time and on a corner kick executed by Palavecino, Javier Pinola He appeared free and put the front to stamp the 3 to 1 and liquidate the actions at 27 minutes of the second half.
*Pablo Pérez discounted for Newell’s
*Javier Pinola shouted the 3-1
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Referee: Fernando Echenique
Television: TNT Sports