Without the opulence of previous years in the successful cycle of Marcelo Gallardo, the Millionaire team got rid of some figures that led it to play two consecutive Copa Libertadores finals in 2018 and 2019, but the DT once again found a good performance, a dynamic own of his label and had the appearance of young figures such as Julián Álvarez, scorer and best player in the Professional League, in addition to others such as Benjamín Rollheiser, Santiago Simón, Enzo Fernández and the injured Felipe Peña.
A sample of the prominence that young people achieved in this remarkable campaign is that River practically could not count on Matías Suárez, injured, and he was crowned without Enzo Pérez, perhaps his maximum reference actual.
Álvarez, with 17 goals, Top scorer of the tournament and with an imminent future in European football, he is the unbalancing factor of a team that “recast” and replaced the figures in the best way, with superlative individual and collective performance and winning on all fields.
The agony victory against Sarmiento, in Junín, with a goal from Enzo Pérez; the Superclassic at the Monumental and the triumph with one less man in Córdoba, before Talleres, were some of the milestones of the campaign of an undisputed champion.
River’s campaign in the Professional League 2021
Braian Romero, Matías Suárez, Nicolás De la Cruz and Paulo Díaz
Bruno Zuculini and Nicolás De la Cruz (2)
Enzo Fernández (p) and Braian Romero
Julián Álvarez and Enzo Pérez
Jorge Carrascal and Enzo Pérez
Nicolás De la Cruz, Julián Álvarez (2) and Jorge Carrascal
Emiliano Méndez (e/c)
Jorge Carrascal, Julián Álvarez and Braian Romero
Julian Alvarez (2)
Gustavo Canto (e/c)
Julian Alvarez (3)
Robert Rojas and Braian Romero
Bruno Zuculini, Julián Álvarez and Braian Romero
Agustín Palavecino and Julián Álvarez (4)
Agustín Palavecino, Julián Álvarez and Brian Romero (2)
- 23) 28/11 vs. Rosario Central (V)
- 24) vs. Defense and Justice (L)
- 25) vs. Atlético Tucumán (F)
River scorers in the Professional League 2021
- Julian Alvarez 17
- Brian Romero 9
- Nicolas De la Cruz 4
- Jorge Carrascal 3
- Matias Suarez 3
- Enzo Perez 2
- Bruno Zuculini 2
- Robert Rojas 2
- Agustin Palavecino 2
- Enzo Fernandez 1
- Paulo Díaz 1
There were 2 goals that were against and River accumulated 48 goals in favor.