River Plate is preparing for the first leg of the round of 16 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup against Argentinos Juniors and Marcelo Gallardo has two doubts to finish defining the team that will go to the starting field.
According to the information of Javier Gil Navarro in SportsCenter, the only two unknowns are the possible inclusion of José Paradela by Nicolás De La Cruz and that of Braian Romero by Agustín Fontana.
The Uruguayan midfielder has been dragging a muscular overload and would not be in optimal physical condition, so there are chances that the former Gymnastics, of high level in the last section of the competition before the stop for the Copa América, will start the match as a starter.
On the other hand, Fontana suffered a blow to the knee in the last friendly of the preseason in Orlando and would not be 100 percent either. This opens the doors for Romero, who according to reports is well regarded by Gallardo and his coaching staff for the rapid adaptation, to make his official debut with the River jersey as a starter for the Copa Libertadores.
The three players who were champions of the Copa América, Franco Armani, Gonzalo Montiel and Julián Álvarez, will go from the start at the Monumental.
In this way, the Millionaire would date: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Paulo Díaz, David Martínez, Fabrizio Angileri; Agustín Palavecino, Enzo Pérez, Nicolás De La Cruz or José Paradela; Julián Álvarez, Matías Suárez and Agustín Fontana or Braian Romero.
River will receive Argentinos Juniors this Wednesday at the Monumental stadium from 9:30 p.m., with a live broadcast of ESPN.