River Plate suffered a significant loss ahead of their match for the 16th. of the final of the Argentine Cup against Atlético Tucumán, after losing Matías Suárez, but Rafael Santos Borré also appears in doubt, the absence of both makes Marcelo Gallardo keep two unknowns that could mean the change of scheme.
The ex-Belgrano striker has a synovitis in his right knee and was out of the call. The coach did not rehearse any team these days, so this Thursday may surprise as he usually does.
However, in SportsCenter AM, Javier Gil Navarro advanced the options that the Millionaire has to replace Suárez: one would be name by name, although with players with different characteristics, with Jorge Carrascal and with fewer chances for Federico Girotti.
But for the specialized ESPN chronicler, the most likely thing would be that Gallardo opts to return to the scheme with a five and two-point line, with which Héctor David Martínez would enter the defense and it would be Julián Álvarez who would accompany Rafael Borré in the attack .
On the other hand, the Colombian arrives at the Copa Argentina duel due to patellar tendonitis and Gallardo would hesitate between risking it today or preserving it for Sunday’s match against Colón for the League Cup. If he does not play, then the forward would be Álvarez-Girotti, according to Gustavo Yarroch in ESPN F90.
In this way, the probable team for this Thursday night would be: Armani; Montiel, Maidana, Díaz, Martínez, Angileri; De la Cruz, Pérez, Palavecino; Álvarez and Borré or Girotti.
River Plate will face Atlético Tucumán this Thursday, from 8:30 p.m., for the 16th. final. To advance, in the next key, the Millionaire will play the Superclásico with Boca Juniors.