With the absence of Ignacio Fernandez, River plate presented the list of summoned for the meeting before National by CONMEBOL Libertadores, this Thursday 21:30 ARG, on ESPN 2.
‘Nacho ‘did not recover from his low back pain, which was taken out in the first half in the tie against Argentinos Juniors, for the Diego Maradona Cup.
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Marcelo Gallardo preferred not to risk one of his pillars, especially considering the advantage obtained in the first leg, with the 2-0 victory at home.
The absence of Fernández in the starting team opens up several possibilities for Gallardo to set up 11. He could include Javier Pinola and return to the line of three centrals or the possible entry of Bruno Zuculini, who has just scored the second goal against Nacional.
It is the only notable absence, besides that of Enzo Pérez, who continues to recover from COVID-19.
With the exception of the juvenile Augusto Aguirre, who has already been isolated, the rest of the squad tested negative in the last tests.