Sporting Cristal and River Plate share the points and tie 1-1

Sporting Cristal and River Plate share the points and tie 1-1

By date 4 of group D of CONMEBOL – Copa Libertadores 2023, Sp. Cristal and the Millionaire ended up even in the Colossus of José Díaz.

The local team began winning with a goal from Yoshimar Yotún in the 62nd minute of the complementary stage, while Rodrigo Aliendro equalized the match 21 minutes later through Rodrigo Aliendro.

A great play by Sp. Cristal, 17 minutes into the second half, was what moved the score thanks to Yoshimar Yotún. After an individual move on the right, the midfielder finished off the goal from the big area and placed the ball to the left post of the goalkeeper, who could do nothing.

River Plate looked for more than its opponent and had several chances with 21 shots, but it was not their day: 10 went on target, 2 hit the post and 8 ended up wide.

Miguel Ángel Borja missed the opportunity to equalize for River Plate, since he did not convert a penalty in the 75th minute of the second half.

The best man of the match was Rodrigo Aliendro. The River Plate midfielder scored 1 goal, made 43 key passes and searched for the opposite goal 5 times.

Yoshimar Yotún was another of the key players. The Sporting Cristal midfielder scored 1 goal, made 24 correct passes, stole 3 balls and searched for the opposite goal twice.

The game was notable for a lot of friction and constant fouls that cut the game short. There were a large number of cautions: Enzo Pérez, Jesús Pretell, Rafael Lutiger, Enzo Díaz, Leonardo Diaz and Adrián Ascues. Rafael Lutiger was sent off after receiving his second yellow, in the 73rd minute of the second half.

The Sp. Cristal coach, Tiago Nunes, proposed a 4-3-3 formation with Renato Solís in goal; Jhilmar Lora, Gianfranco Chávez, Ignácio da Silva and Rafael Lutiger on the defensive line; Jesús Pretell, Yoshimar Yotún and Jesús Castillo in the middle; and Jostin Alarcón, Alejandro Hohberg and Brenner in attack.

For its part, Martín Demichelis’s team took to the field with a 4-5-1 scheme with Franco Armani under the three sticks; Milton Casco, Robert Rojas, Paulo Díaz and Enzo Díaz in defense; Enzo Pérez, Rodrigo Aliendro, Nicolás De La Cruz, Ignacio Fernández and Esequiel Barco in midfield; and Lucas Beltrán up front.

Cristián Garay was the referee who directed the match at the José Díaz Coloso.

Sp. Cristal’s next match in the championship will be away against The Strongest, while El Millonario will host Fluminense.

This result places Sporting Cristal in third place in Group D, with 4 points. River Plate, meanwhile, occupies fourth place with 4 units.

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