(ESPN.com) – River beat Central Córdoba 3 to 1 on date 13 of the Professional Football League and thus remains as a Talleres escort that in the previous one beat Rosario Central 4-1.
Thus the Millionaire adds 27 points and is two units away from the Cordovan, while waiting for the game next weekend, nothing less than the superclassic against Boca.
Marcelo Gallardo’s team achieved in Santiago del Estero a triumph suffered that he could only ensure at the end of the game.
In this way, those of Núñez add three consecutive victories and eight games without losing and are undoubtedly great candidates for the title.
River began looking for the initiative of the match true to its style, and although it dominated its rival in the first half hour of the game, it could not generate much danger.
Central Córdoba defended near its goal but controlled the opponent. Rollheiser first warned with a deflected shot, at 30 minutes, and immediately at 32 came the opening of the scoreboard.
Julián Álvarez recovered a ball at the start, enabled Jorge Carrascal very well and the Colombian defined before the departure of goalkeeper Rigamonti to put the 1-0.
However, the locals were going to be close to the equalizer in that first half through a ball stopped with a header from Milton Giménez that went close to Armani’s goal.
In addition, Central Córdoba improved and in the first minutes he was able to tie through Leonardo Sequeira but the forward first finished off wide and then it was Armani who covered the tie.
River answered. And it was a goal Julián Álvarez, one of the figures of this section of the Millionaire tournament, The young forward took advantage of his good punch very well and from outside the area he took a great shot at the angle for the 2 to 0.
There were 17 minutes of play and it seemed that everything was settled for the visitor. However, those of Rondina did not lower their arms and went for the discount.
They did it eight minutes after Álvarez’s penalty goal. Bettini sent a cross into the area, the ball hit Angileri’s hand and Penel sanctioned the maximum penalty. Sequeira turned it into a goal.
20 minutes from the end, anything could happen. The locals were for the equalizer and were close to achieving it with another header from Giménez and a shot from Riaño that hit the post after a deflection by Armani.
Finally at 40 the entered Braian Romero almost accidentally sealed the 3-1 after entering the area alone after a pass from Palavecino.
River celebrated in that closed end, ensuring three fundamental points to closely follow the surprising Talleres. And to arrive toned against Boca in a superclassic that can help him move towards the title so desired at the local level.