River begins this Tuesday to retrace its hopes in the Copa Libertadores against Deportivo Táchira

River begins this Tuesday to retrace its hopes in the Copa Libertadores against Deportivo Táchira

River. with an irregular present in the local championship, He will begin his journey through the 2024 edition of the Copa Libertadores de América this Tuesday in Venezuela when he faces Deportivo Táchira.

The match between River, fourth in their League Cup zone, and the Táchira, which is fifth in the local competition, will be held from 9:30 p.m. at the Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo stadium in Táchira and will be refereed by Brazilian Raphael Claus while Rodolpho Toski will be on the VAR.

The “Millionaire” Martin Demichelis comes from losing 1-0 with Huracán, last Friday at Parque Patricios, for the twelfth round of Group A of the League Cup. The team of the former Argentine National Team player had a night to forget and fell to one of the worst in the current Argentine tournament.

For this match against “Aurinegro”, the technical director plans to make four changes with respect to the loss against “Globo”: Paulo Díaz will return to the eleven instead of Daniel Zabala, the Uruguayan Nicolás Fonseca would replace Rodrigo Villagra, Pablo Solari would enter by Esequiel Barco and Claudio Echeverri would return to the eleven instead of Ignacio Fernández or Rodrigo Aliendro.

With these modifications and the entry of Pablo Solari for Esequiel Barco, the former Bayern Munich will make a change in scheme and will go from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2.

For its part, Deportivo Táchira has just won 2-0 against Metropolitanos for the tenth round of the First Division of Venezuela. This victory catapulted it to fifth place in the table, five points behind the leader, Angostura.

For this match against River, coach Eduardo Saragó plans to repeat the same team that defeated the “Violetas” at the Pueblo Nuevo Sports Center stadium.


Given the impossibility of flying directly from a charter flight to Venezuela, on Sunday The River Plate delegation headed to Cúcutathe Colombian city located near one of the border crossings.

There is a current political context that needs to be remembered. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro closed the airspace to companies with the Argentine flag in retaliation for the seizure of a Boeing 747 cargo plane that landed in national territory in June 2022 and was later handed over to United States authorities.

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Tired faces on the River players after the journey that included a plane trip to Cúcuta, Colombia, and from there eleven hours by bus to San Cristóbal, Venezuela, where tomorrow they will debut in the Copa Libertadores 2024


Once they arrived in Cúcuta, they immediately got on a bus and They traveled by land to San Cristóbal, within the state of Táchira itself, for 11 hours. They slept there and, since the game is only on TuesdayToday the team did a light training session to stretch your legs and not miss out on filming.

After the debut, on Wednesday at noon they will return to the country. First you will leave Venezuela again by bus to Cúcuta and from Colombia you will take a plane to Ezeiza, where you will arrive around Wednesday night.

Probable formations

Deportivo Táchira: Jesus Camargo; Jefre Vargas, Haibrany Ruiz Díaz, Pablo Camacho, Oliver Benítez; Julián Figueroa, Carlos Robles, Maurice Cova; Yerson Chacón; Jesús Hernández and Bryan Castillo. DT: Eduardo Saragó.

River: Franco Armani Andrés Herrera, Leandro González Pirez, Paulo Díaz, Enzo Díaz; Santiago Simón, Nicolás Fonseca, Rodrigo Aliendro or Nacho Fernández, Claudio Echeverri; Pablo Solari and Miguel Borja. DT: Martín Demichelis.

Stadium: Pueblo Nuevo Sports Center, San Cristobal, Táchira.

Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil).

VAR: Rodolpho Toski (Brazil).

Schedule: 21.30

TV: FOX Sports and Telefe.

Source: Ambito

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