Very bad news for River Plate, because Jornatan Maidana received a two-game suspension and will miss the key to the second round of CONMEBOL Libertadores.
The defender was sanctioned for the direct red he saw in the last game of the group stage. In addition, the millionaire club must pay a fine of 300 thousand dollars.
Maidana was sent off for a blow to the face of a Fluminense player, in the match played on May 26 last, where Gallardo’s team secured its classification as second in the Group.
River Plate will have to play with Argentinos Juniors in the round of 16 of the Cup, first at the Monumental on July 14, and the rematch at La Paternal on July 21.