As soon as Bruno Arleu de Araujo ended the 1-1 between River and Argentinos for the first leg of the eighth of the Copa Libertadores, Marcelo Gallardo left the area of the substitute bench and headed steadily towards the rival, where he he met Gabriel Milito, who also came out to meet him. After shaking hands, both maintained a round trip that was captured in its entirety by the transmission.
Already calmer and after analyzing the performance of their teams, the coaches were consulted about the tense crossing and, although they tried to avoid the issue, each one gave their explanation.
“They are not things that I take into account, the important thing is what happens in the game. Nothing happened. I have known Gabriel for a while and we are talking about what happened in the game and they are things that remain there. Nothing more than that, “said Gallardo.
Milito also chose to minimize the situation: “With Gallardo we will talk a little about the game and that we will see each other next week at La Paternal to see which team does things better to go to the next round.”
Although the talk on the field of play was always on good terms -in fact they never let go and they were almost embraced for a large part of that time-, both exchanged reproaches before the look of the fourth official, who approached to verify the reasons for the crossing . And, although evidently they could not agree, after a few minutes, they said goodbye in the best way and each one continued on their way.
The DT of River He reproached the Argentinians for asking Fabrizio Angileri for the yellow after a foul in the second half. It bothered him and he let him know. Milito gave him his point of view, not agreeing with the Doll’s arguments. “You cannot send me in cana “, it was possible to read in the lips of the technician of the Bug.
Statistics smile on Milito
This Wednesday’s match at the Monumental was the fifth match between Marcelo Gallardo’s River and a team led by Gabriel Milito. And the final 1-1, in this first leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16, was a true reflection of how Gaby became a specialist in neutralizing the Doll’s game.
The streak continues in favor of the Argentine coach, now with three victories, a draw and a single defeat. And this in the Monumental ends up being a more positive draw for the Bug, who takes a point and a goal as a visitor.
When is the rematch and how is it defined
River and Argentinos opened their round of 16 series, this Wednesday at the Monumental. It was 1-1, with goals from Suárez and Hauche. A result that suits the La Paternal team better because of the visitor score. When is the rematch and how is it defined?
El Millo and El Bicho will be face to face again next Wednesday the 21st, at 9:30 p.m., in La Paternal. In the middle, River will play on Sunday against Colón, from 18 in the Monumental, for the first date of the Professional League. Meanwhile, Argentinos will visit Independiente on the same day. It will be at 8.15pm in Avellaneda.
How do you define yourself? River passes if they win or tie in two goals or more. If they go 1-1, penalties. Argentinos will get into the quarterfinals if they win or the match goes 0-0.
The winner of this series will go against Boca or Atlético Mineiro, that in the first leg they equaled 0-0 with controversy over the poorly annulled goal against Pulpo González. The quarterfinal matchup is scheduled for mid-August.