River thrashed Aldosivi 4-1 at the Monumental, and got into the quarterfinals of the Professional League Cup.
Marcelo Gallardo’s team finished in third place in the table in Zone A, behind Colón and Estudiantes, and now they are waiting for a rival.
For the moment he will face Boca (second in Zone B), but everything will depend on what happens in the game that Talleres and Lanús will play this Sunday at 18. If the T does not win, there will be a superclassic.
River won fairly, but at times suffered the game, as it was able to secure it between minute 40 and 48 of the complement. Until that moment, a goal from Aldosivi left him out of the Cup.
He had started by winning the millionaire with a penalty. Julián Alvarez put a pass into the area and Schunke could not get his hand out on the trajectory of the ball: a well-sanctioned maximum penalty, which Montiel turned into a goal. There were 16 minutes of play and River was already winning 1 to 0.
But this Aldosivi de Gago, a well-functioning team with a ball approach that struggles to achieve results, was going to start managing the game. And he had his chances.
A shot on the crossbar by Maciel, a cover by Armani against Braida, another good response from Armani against a free kick, put the millionaire defense on alert.
Until at 41, Braida headed, after a corner kick, put the tie. But River immediately reacted and at the end of the first half, after a good collective move, scored the 2 to 1 through Borré.
In the complement Aldosivi went to look for the tie with his weapons. And he could dominate without depth. But River was on the prowl to define against. He had his chances before, although he could only do it after 40 minutes. And in that final stretch of the game he closed the lawsuit with a win.
First Paradela defined before the departure of Assmann, and then Suárez, on his return after eight games without playing, put the final 4 to 1.
It is clear that Gallardo’s team does not go through its best version, but it is enough to be superior to its rivals. Undoubtedly, it does not have the same intensity and solvency as in previous months. But he wins and usually does well, beating the opponent.
Now, while waiting for a rival and perhaps a superclassic, he knows that the stage of the tournament that best suits him is coming: heads up.
There, with Boca or the rival he plays, he will try to show that he still has a lot to give from the hand of the Doll.