River turned it around in La Plata and takes more and more distance at the top

River turned it around in La Plata and takes more and more distance at the top

River escaped as leader of Zone A and extended its streak to eight games without losing in the championship by beating Gimnasia de La Plata 2 to 1 as a visitor for the eleventh round of the League Cup Professional.

With the many of Paulo Díaz and Salomón Rondón, River reached 23 points in the table, was four ahead of Independiente and remains undefeated in the championship, with only two defeats in the first and third rounds.

On the other hand, Gym It was complicated on the descent since Hurricane and Sarmiento win their games will once again be on the brink of relegation.

In just three minutes of the game, Cristian Tarragona The play began inside the area after receiving a pass from Eric Ramirez but he could not define in the half turn. The ball was left to Matias Abaldo but Franco Armani he stopped the shot.

The former Board of Trustees took the rebound and with his left foot made it 1-0 for the “Lobo”.

River tried to impose his game with the adverse result and played in the rival field for longer than Gym but the local team was very good at the back and cut off each attack from the team. Martin Demichelis and tried to counterattack to hurt him but he couldn’t reach the final meters clearly.


After a cross from the right at 30 minutes, Salomon Rondon He headed almost into the small area and Thomas Durso He contained the shot but the Chilean Diaz, stopped at nine and after an attempt by Facundo Colidio, he took the rebound and although he managed to touch it, he could not remove it from the goal to avoid the 1-1.

A few minutes after the Chilean tied, the Venezuelan Rondon He was again the protagonist with a bomb that slipped through the corner to make it 2 to 1, his ninth goal with the shirt of River, after a great pass Esequiel Boat.

Gimnasia vs River stats and scores

Source: Ambito

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