Juan Fernando Quintero returned to the courts after being out for 2 months, due to a injury. The Colombian entered the second half against Santa Fe Union and was able to play 16 minutes, where attended in the last goal of the game against the striker Julian Alvarez.
River Plate came from a drought of almost 300 minutes without scoring a goal, so they arrived at the stadium on April 15, wanting to win and break the goalscoring drought. Set millionaire was able to achieve his goal and thrashed the Union with a score of 5 to 1. The goals were scored by Brian Romero (minute 16), Enzo Fernandez (59), Agustin Palavecino (minute 87) and Julian Alvarez at minute 73 and 94, the latter with a pass from Juan Fernando Quinterowho took advantage of River’s counterattack and seeing the young Argentine striker, passed him the ball with a subtle touch so that the gunner scored the last of the evening.
The last game he played midfielder Colombian, was the April 17, 2022 when the millionaire team faced banfield at the Florencio Sola stadium and won 2-1 with a pass goal of the coffee star.
Quintero assisted Julián Álvarez in the last goal of the match. Photo: Twitter @RiverPlate
At the end of the game, the River Plate coach, Marcelo Gallardospoke about Juan Fernando Quintero and his performance on the pitch, after 12 games without playing
“Juanfer was unemployed for a long time, it is good for him to add minutes to get his best form. He has quality, he always had it, but he is going to have to find his best form with training and games to add more minutes”, affirmed the Argentine coach.
The return of the Colombian “10” is a great news for the painting millionairehaving not had the best start in the league, where he is in the position number 12 after winning 1 game, drawing 2 and losing 1. In addition, the midfielder is a great reinforcement for the team, facing the round of 16 of the Libertadores Cup who will play against Velez Sarsfield. The match will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. from the José Amalfitani stadium.
The rojiblanco team qualified in the first position of group F of the Libertadores Cup by adding 16 points and finishing unbeatenby obtaining 5 wins and a draw, beating Fortaleza, Colo Colo and Alianza Lima.
Juan Fer returned to play after 2 months off the courts due to injury. Photo: Twitter @RiverPlate
It is expected that the incorporation of Quintero will be a solution for the lack of annotation that the River in recent games and that, with his quality and vision to score, he can assist his different teammates and create scoring options.