Marcelo Gallardo made positional changes again and tried two different schemes in River, to make up for the absence of Gonzalo Montiel, summoned by the Argentine National Team for the double date of CONMEBOL Qualifiers.
On Wednesday, the day he held his last soccer practice, Gallardo he tested Santiago Sosa as central and midfield with Enzo Pérez and Leo Ponzio.
The Doll rehearsed a 4-4-2 and a 5-3-2 scheme. In the first case, the defense would be with Milton Casco, Santi Sosa, Javier Pinola and Fabrizio Angileri. Jorge Carrascal would enter midfield, along with Pérez and Ponzio. The forward, with the loss of Rafa Borré with Covid-19, will be Lucas Pratto and Matías Suárez.
If you choose the scheme with five in the background, the SportsCenter specialist, Javier Gil Navarro, announced that then it would be Cristian Ferreira instead of Carrascal and Enzo Pérez would be delayed behind, although he could alternate the task with Ponzio, who already has experience in that position.
Why, instead of moving the equipment around so much, does Gallardo not use Jorge Moreira? According to information from Gil Navarro, the Paraguayan defender they don’t see it well physically.
In this way, the formation would be: Enrique Bologna (for Franco Armani in the Selection); Casco, Sosa, Pinola and Angileri; Carrascal or Ferreira, Enzo Pérez and Leo Ponzio; Pratto and Suárez.
River will visit Godoy Cruz in Mendoza, this Saturday, for the third date of the Professional League Cup.