River: Gallardo suffers a last minute loss

River: Gallardo suffers a last minute loss.

River’s squad trained on Friday morning at the club’s premises in Ezeiza ahead of the game against Independiente, which will be played on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Avellaneda. The most important news was that Héctor David Martínez ended up with a problem in one of his quadriceps.

Later, it was confirmed that Martínez has a tear and thus will miss River’s match against Independiente; Meanwhile, it will be necessary to see the degree of his injury to know how long he will have to be without being able to play.

With Martínez discarded and although it will be necessary to wait for the confirmation of Marcelo Gallardo, River’s coach, everything indicates that the defender will be replaced by Javier Pinola.


Meanwhile, the main question is whether the double nine will continue with Miguel Borja and Lucas Beltrán or if the Colombian is replaced by Esequiel Barco, as had happened in yesterday’s rehearsal. In addition, Paulo Díaz and Pablo Solari could enter for Emanuel Mammana and Santiago Simón.

River’s probable formation against Independiente

Waiting for Gallardo’s confirmation and if yesterday’s test is taken -even with a question mark in the middle-, the team would be: Franco Armani; Milton Casco, Paulo Díaz, Martínez or Pinola, Elías Gómez; Enzo Pérez, Rodrigo Aliendro or Nicolás De la Cruz, Solari, Agustín Palavecino, Barco; and Lucas Beltran.

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