(ESPN.com) – River achieved an important victory at home against leader Colón by 3 to 2, for the ninth date of Zone 1 of the Professional League Cup, to consolidate in the qualifying zone for the quarterfinals.
Thus, the Millionaire adds 15 points, is located to five of the Sabaleros, and is second by goal difference, since he shares with Estudiantes and Racing.
Those led by Eduardo Domínguez, with significant casualties by Covid, such as Pulga Rodríguez, lost undefeated on this day.
The first half was even, where Colón was able to settle down well on the field and managed not to leave spaces for River to play his game.
As always, the millionaire went out to squeeze his rival well up, taking advantage of the bands with the arrivals of Montiel on the right and Angileri on the left.
He had warned the local with a very good Angileri center that almost connected Borré to the goal. And then through Montiel, with another center that Lucas Beltrán headed and the ball kissed the crossbar. Until 35 minutes later the goal came.
It was a great play that was born in River’s field: it passed through Enzo Pérez and Nicolás de la Cruz, who gave a great pass to kid Beltrán, who defined the cross at the angle. A great goal for the 20-year-old who scored his first goal in Primera.
It seemed that the first half ended with an advantage for the millionaire, but on the hour came the tie. Beltrán lost the ball near the area, Farías enabled Bernardi, who accurately defined before the departure of Armani: 1 to 1.
In the beginning of the complement everything was of River. The local came out determined to find the difference and cornered Colón. First it was De la Cruz and Burián stopped, then Angileri finished near the left post of Colón’s goalkeeper, and immediately Alexis Castro was sent off for an elbow against Héctor David Martínez.
River’s dominance became greater with an extra man, and 12 minutes later, after a great goal from Angileri’s free kick, after Carrascal was fouled (he had entered through De la Cruz), he again took the lead.
Once again, the millionaire, as happened in six of the nine games of this Professional League Cup, played with an extra man.
It seemed that everything was going to end quietly for Gallardo’s team, when Montiel put the penalty 3-1 at 27 minutes. River arrived at Burián’s goal frequently and with danger and the win was close. However, a cross into the area by Cristian Ferreira found Aliendro’s head, for 3 to 2 that five from the end put the result in suspense.
River suffered a few minutes later with another center that Garcés headed and Armani took the corner kick, although the referee had taken an advanced position.
Despite the fall, the Colón de Domínguez del Monumental left as a solid leader with personality. River won again after two winless dates (goalless draws against Racing and Arsenal) and settled into the standings with a much-needed victory, four dates from the end.