River Plate plays its second game in CONMEBOL Libertadores on Wednesday against Junior and Marcelo Gallardo maintains a main doubt in the starting team, before the loss of Matías Suárez.
The forward, already recovered from knee synovitis, will still not be able to be because he had close contact with a COVID-19 infected. Given this new absence, the coach has two options to replace him, according to Javier Gil Navarro in SportsCenter AM: the first would be to continue with the equipment that I had been using with Milton Casco in the midfield.
Another alternative would be for Lucas Beltrán, first, or Federico Girotti, later, to play in the attack alongside Rafael Borré and Julián Álvarez.
And a third option, which seems less likely, would be for Gallardo to pick up the line of five with Robert Rojas.
With this outlook, River’s likely starting team would be: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Paulo Díaz, Héctor Martínez and Frabrizio Angileri; Nicolás De La Cruz, Enzo Pérez. Agustín Palavecino, Milton Casco or Lucas Beltrán or Girotti; Julián Álvarez and Rafael Borré.
El Millonario will receive Atlético Junior this Thursday from 9:30 p.m., for the second date of Group D, with live broadcast from ESPN.