River will receive Argentinos Juniors on the first date of Group A of the Professional League Cup. The match will be at the stadium More Monumentalfrom the Núñez neighborhood.
He Millionaire will seek to recover the physiognomy lost in the last semester of last year at the beginning of the season, which will begin by measuring against Argentinos on Sunday from 7:00 p.m.with the arbitration of Darío Herrera, VAR by Ariel Penel and transmission by TNT Sports.
How River arrives at its debut in the League Cup
River Plate 2024 began with a strong reduction in the squad after the losses of leaders who played a fundamental role in previous campaigns. Added to that were injuries and summonses for the South American Pre-Olympic.
In this context, Martin Demichelis it does not count with Enzo Perezwho left the club due to a tense relationship with the coach, and Nicolas De la Cruzwhich was transferred to Flamengo from Brazil. Their departures were joined by those of Jonatan Maidana, Emanuel Mammana, Bruno Zuculini, Robert Rojas, Matías Suárez and Salomón Rondón, who are no longer part of the squad.
In the transfer market, the Millionaire He only added the Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Fonseawhile seeking the incorporation of three players: midfielder Rodrigo Villagra, from Talleres de Córdoba, Uruguayan forward Luciano Rodríguez, from Liverpool de Montevideo, and full-back Agustín Sant’Anna, from Defensa y Justicia.
River seeks the arrival of the footballers after the injuries that occurred during the preseason in USAwhere Gonzalo “Pity” Martínez suffered a torn ligament, Manuel Lanzini a tear and Santiago Simon a dislocation of the first metacarpal in the right hand.
Furthermore, in the midst of this, Claudio Echeverrirecently sold to Manchester City but in River until the end of the year, he was called up in a hurry for the Pre-Olympic and joined an Argentine squad that already had the “millionaire” striker Pablo Solari in the search for qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The situation of Argentinos Juniors
For its part, Argentinos Juniors It also suffered an exodus of figures, but was reinforced with some good players. Pablo Guede’s team no longer has the Paraguayan Gabriel Avalos, Marco Di Césare, the goalkeepers Federico Lanzillotta and Alexis Martín Arias, Francisco González Metilli, and Miguel Torrén.
However, from El Bicho they managed to to incorporate Sebastián Prieto, from Tigre, goalkeeper Diego Rodríguez, from Godoy Cruz, Erik Godoy from Belgrano and Nicolás Oroz and Maxi Romero, both from Racing.
In the Monumental, the La Paternal team will not have either Federico Redondo and the scorer Luciano Gondouwho are affected to the Sub-23.
River vs Argentinos Juniors: probable formations
River Plate: Franco Armani Andrés Herrera, Leandro González Pirez, Paulo Díaz and Enzo Díaz; Matias Kranevitter and Leandro Aliendro, Ignacio Fernández, Facundo Colidio and Esequiel Barco; Miguel Borja. DT: Martín Demichelis.
Argentinos Juniors: Diego Rodríguez; Thiago Santamaría, Jonathan Galván, Tobías Palacio and Román Vega; Alan Rodríguez, Franco Moyano and Alan Lescano; Nicolás Oroz; Leonardo Heredia and Maximiliano Romero. DT: Pablo Guede.
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