The coach of River, Martin Demicheliswill wait until the last moment to define the starting team that will play the momentous match against Sporting Cristal of Peruon Thursday in Limefor the fourth date of the group zone of the Copa Libertadores of America.
Regarding the players who were in doubt: Nicholas De La Cruz worked alongside the rest and will play against Sporting Cristalwhile Emanuel Mammana He continues with different tasks due to synovitis, he is almost ruled out to play and to be part of the summoned list.
In this way, the question that seems to prevail is if he plays with double 9 or if he maintains the 4-2-3-1 scheme that gave the best results to Riverwhile in terms of proper names they are those of Lucas Beltran and the Colombian Miguel Borja.
In case you lean towards this idea, you have to remember that you only did boot once against racing of Cordovaby Argentine Cupand then they played a few minutes, after the changes, in the games against Tiger, The Strongest of bolivian and Mouth.
The other possibility is that the system with a single striker is maintained and that the area reference is the Colombian after the great match he played against Platensewith direct participation in both goals.
Thus, the possible 11 would be with Franco Armani, Milton Casco, Robert Rojas, Paulo Diaz and Enzo Diaz; Enzo Pérez and Rodrigo Aliendro; Nicolás De la Cruz, Esequiel Barco and Ignacio Fernández; Miguel Borja or Lucas Beltrán.
River’s central duos, irregular
While the defensive duo of Robert Rojas-Paulo Diaz will play their second match together after debuting against Platense and become the ninth formation of the first and second central marker that DT has used so far this semester.
It is worth remembering that Leandro Gonzalez Pirez will not play due to being suspended and due to the injury of mammana, Demichelis had to include two centre-backs who had never played together until Sunday against Platense so far this year.
The central defenses were the following: González Pírez-Paulo Díazthey played 9 matches, followed by Jonatan Maidana-Enzo Díaz, González Pírez-Enzo Díaz and González Pírez-Mammana on 3 occasions, Maidana Mammana 2 times and Mammana-Paulo Diaz once.
With this scenario, the team will train again tomorrow before traveling to play the game on Thursday starting at 9:00 p.m., knowing the result of the other group match to be played at the height of Peace between fluminense of Brazil and The Strongest of bolivianwhich will begin at 7:00 p.m.
River he needs the carioca team to lose to have a certain chance of reaching the leadership of the group since on June 7 he receives the current leader in nunezto close the phase at the end of next month, also at home, against the Bolivian team.
How does Sporting Cristal arrive?
As for the trip to Limedeparture is at 2:30 p.m. from Ezeiza and they will arrive in the afternoon to stay at the JW Marriot Hotel, returning on Friday at noon to think about the match against Velez Sarsfield Monday of next week, for the Professional Football League (LPF).
In another order of things, the rival of River will arrive at the game with a good streak since after the defeat in the More Monumentalthe Lima team only lost once in the ten games and won the last three they played for the local tournament where they are third.
The team of thiago nunez played on Saturday before cuzco and after losing 0 to 2, he turned it around and won it 3 to 2, at the end as it happened on the previous date when he beat 1 to 0 to binational Wednesday of last week.
Sporting Cristal add 3 points in the group stage just like River and The Strongestin which Demichelis called a triangular to achieve the pass to the round of 16 of the liberatorsassuming that fluminense You are almost qualified for the final rounds.
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