River Plate presented the same team against Lanús that beat both Argentinos Juniors in La Paternal for Copa Libertadores (2 to 0) and Unión for the Professional League (4 to 0), so in 90 minutes we started looking and found the last time something like this had happened at the “Millionaire”.
It was in April 2017 when Marcelo Gallardo’s team beat Godoy Cruz 2-1, Quilmes 2-0 and Melgar from Peru 4-2. Do you remember how River formed in those games? We go over it name to name.
Batalla, which was now confirmed as the new reinforcement of San Lorenzo, cut off in River between 2014 and 2018, without great performances to remember. In that sequence of games he received three goals: one against Godoy Cruz and two against Melgar, although River won both games.
Another who did not have a remembered passage through Núñez’s team, although he showed conditions in certain games. Between 2016 and 2019, when he was in the “Millo”, he suffered several injuries that marginalized him from the starting XI.
Not only was “Millonaria” beginning to consolidate in the rear, but he was also a participant in that streak repeating the team with a goal against Melgar in the 4-2 win for the Copa Libertadores de América. It was April 13, 2017.
Reference and leader who now returned to the “Millionaire” before his retirement as a professional footballer. At that time, with better physical resistance and greater aerobic capacity, today being important for the squad but already without so much presence in the starting XI.
Milton Casco was one of Gallardo’s favorite footballers for much of his cycle, making him play on the left side despite being naturally right-handed, due to his enormous ability to handle both legs and with an enviable technique.
Currently playing for Atlético Mineiro and next to face River for the Copa Libertadores, “Nacho” scored the opening goal “Millonario” in that match against Melgar. Needless to say, how important he was for the River Plate club, where he became an idol.
At 39 years old and about to retire, that Ponzio was much more transcendental than he is today on the court, but outside it he is still so important and decisive for his teammates. Another of the symbols of the Gallardo cycle.
With a pass through Cruz Azul in the middle, Rojas had great performances between 2012 and 2015, and then between 2017 and 2018, constantly overflowing on the left and closing when the team needed him nurturing his teammates with that good left foot.
The “Pity” Martínez, how crazy he is. Transcendental in important games, after starting being resisted by the fans, the one who emerged in Huracán won the position without question and gave Gallardo a lot.
Double against Melgar in one of the three games in which River repeated the team and was constantly decisive in the rival area, winning the affection of the fans before leaving. Driussi is very loved by the River Plate people, and always flirts with his possible return.
A goal against Godoy Cruz and a double against Quilmes to also score in the aforementioned games where the team came out from memory. Alario gave a lot to River, being transcendent in decisive matches, with enormous ease to reach the goal.