Students of La Plata vs. River Plate – Game Report – October 31, 2021


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Students of La Plata vs.  River Plate - Game Report - October 31, 2021

(ESPN.com) – River, the leader of the Professional League, tied in La Plata 1 to 1 against Estudiantes for date 19 of the championship.

In this way, the Millionaire cut a streak of eight consecutive victories and could not surpass the club’s record, which Angel Labruna’s team has maintained since 1975.

The truth is that despite the point, River remains comfortably the only leader, with 43 points, against 36 of Talleres, the guard, when 18 units remain in play.

It was a great game, with many goal situations and with the score uncertain until the end. River had more the ball, but in terms of goal situations everything was much more even. In fact Franco Armani was one of the figures of the meeting, covering several clear situations throughout the 90 minutes.

River had taken the lead at the end of the first half, after a corner kick executed by Agustín Palavecino that Robert Rojas headed in for the 1-0.

In that first half, the Millionaire had made Andújar work on several occasions, especially after 20 minutes of play, when after a good start by Estudiantes, where he demanded Armani on a couple of occasions, he regained control of the game and situations.

In addition, equality came quickly: a double blunder by Enzo Pérez and Héctor David Martínez allowed Leandro Díaz to enter through the center of the area and define before the goalkeeper’s exit for 1 to 1.

The game became more intense: River came out determined to seek the advantage that would bring him closer to the title, but Estudiantes defended himself and sought to take advantage of the spaces.

Incredibly, the entered Braian Romero missed the winning goal below the arc, while Armani, twice, covered the goal to Leandro Díaz and Agustín Rogel with two great saves.

Thus the end was reached, with two teams, each with their own style, determined to go for the win. The kid Franco Zapiola from outside the area, with a shot that passed very close, was able to give Pincha the victory in the last play of the match. But equality was a fair result.

For Estudiantes the tie was good for the image it left, although it has seven games without winning. A separate paragraph deserves DT Ricardo Zielinski, who always tends to complicate River. This match was no exception.

River left with a point that is worth facing the search for the tournament. Although those below reduced the difference, it is true that seven points ahead of the guard, with six games left, is a more than satisfactory distance.

Until the end, the following games remain for River: Patronato, Platense, Racing, Central, Defensa and Atlético Tucumán. It gives the feeling that despite the draw against Pincha, the title is getting closer and closer.


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