(ESPN.com) -River will seek to repeat the great performance of the previous date, when he beat Godoy Cruz 6 to 1, this Sunday against Racing, for the seventh date of Zone 1 of the Professional League Cup.
The classic will be played from 6.30 pm at the Monumental, with the refereeing by Fernando Rapallini.
The millionaire had some ups and downs in the tournament, but it is without a doubt a fearsome team. And Racing knows it very well.
We must review the closest antecedent, when in the final of the Argentine Super Cup he beat the Academy 5-0.
The result and the differences between the two teams were notorious, but each encounter is special. And that’s what Racing will point to, which also has a very adverse history from always against its rival on duty.
River comes from beating Godoy Cruz 6 to 1 and marches with 10 points sixth in the table. A win will place you in the ranks. Racing has 11 units, and adds four consecutive wins between the tournament and the Argentine Cup, although its coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is not convincing due to the weak performance of the team.
In River, Marcelo Gallardo will bring in Milton Casco after the suspension against Boca, on the left side, by David Martínez.
Palavecino in midfield earned a place, while Julián Alvarez will also be in the game. Colombian Carrascal, who had started the tournament as a starter, will be a substitute once again. Borré, who comes from scoring four goals, will start, in a week where his move to Gremio de Brasil could be finalized.
In Racing the good news is that goalkeeper Gabriel Arias recovered from Covid 19 and will replace Matías Tagliamonte. In addition, the youthful Juan Cáceres would enter for Ezequiel Schelotto, torn against Argentinos. Meanwhile, Ignacio Piatti would start for Aníbal Moreno in the middle of the field.
For River, the challenge is to keep the bar high and add another victory against an opponent who has recently scored goals and does not stand out for his game. For Racing, and for Pizzi, it will be a litmus test to overcome.
The history marks a broad superiority of the millionaires, with 91 wins, against 41 for Racing and 43 draws.
RIVER: Franco Armani; Alex Vigo, Jonatan Maidana, Paulo Díaz and Milton Casco; Agustín Palavecino, Enzo Pérez and Nicolás De La Cruz; Julián Alvarez, Rafael Santos Borré and Matías Suárez. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
RACING: Gabriel Arias; Juan Cáceres, Leonardo Sigali, Joaquín Novillo and Eugenio Mena; Fabricio Domínguez, Leonel Miranda, Kevin Gutiérrez and Ignacio Piatti; Tomás Chancalay and Enzo Copetti. DT: Juan Antonio Pizzi.
REFEREE: Fernando Rapallini.
COURT: River Plate.
TIME: 18.30. Televisa: TNT Sports.