River beat Banfield 1-0 and achieved a fundamental victory thinking about the fight for the championship. He took four points of difference to Talleres and Marcelo Gallardo is excited about paying off his outstanding debt.
El Millonario played this game with many casualties, due to those called up to the national teams and the injured, but achieved a victory that could be very important in the future. We review successes and mistakes of the team.
With an unprecedented central duo made up of Felipe Peña and Javier Pinola, the team was firm in defense and had one of the figures on the pitch in Peña. Banfield tried, but failed to generate danger and it was thanks to the good level of the four defenders.
Gallardo returned the ownership to Girotti and the youth responded by being a fundamental actor in the goal (it ended up being Gustavo Canto against). After a long time without playing, it is key that he returns to have good feelings.
The youths seized the opportunity and stood out in this match. Santiago Simón, who had just broken it against Boca, had a great afternoon again. Peña Biafore has everything to be the future starting central defender and Rollheiser is gaining confidence.
River had chances to close the result in the second half and failed to liquidate it. He could have paid dearly for it.
Gallardo was slow to make the modifications and River suffered. The midfield was tired and the level improved when the variants arrived (a few minutes late).