Platense vs. River Plate – Game Report – November 21, 2021


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Platense vs.  River Plate - Game Report - November 21, 2021

(ESPN.com) – River beat Platense 1-0 at Vicente López on date 21, stretched the lead over Talleres to nine points and was one step away from the title.

El Millonario is, four dates from the end, very close to the first local championship of the Gallardo era. On Tuesday the date 22 will be played and the T, which comes from drawing with Vélez, will visit Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata.

If the Cordovan team does not win and River beats Racing at home, on Thursday they will be champion four dates from the end.

Regardless of what happens next day, the Millionaire has the title in his pocket, thanks to a solid performance, where the team took 42 of the last 48 points in play. With the victory against Squid, in addition, he stretched the undefeated to 16 games without defeats. Impressive.

River, as the Doll team always does, came out to pressure the rival and shortly after the game started he took an advantage: Enzo Pérez gave a very good pass to Julián Alvarez inside the area and the forward, scorer of the team and of the tournament, put the 1 to 0.

At the minute of play he had already had a very clear chance of scoring with a header from Robert Rojas that hit the crossbar.

Everything was to be asked of Gallardo’s team, since when he manages to gain an advantage he forces him to get ahead of his rivals and thus he can better handle the spaces.

In that first half River had several chances to increase the score, but could not do it: the stick avoided both Braian Romero and Ojeda did the same against Palavecino.

In the complement Platense was encouraged to seek a tie, and had several chances to achieve it, but lacked precision in the final sections of the court.

At the end, a center to the area almost gave the tie to those led by Claudio Spontón, who searched until the end with more force than ideas, but leaving a worthy image.

As bad news for the Millionaire is the injury of Enzo Pérez, who at 15 in the second half suffered a left elbow dislocation. In addition, Bruno Zuculini and Milton Casco will miss the classic for five yellow cards.

Anyway, nothing seems to stop the triumphant march of River, which is heading towards the title. The fans and the Millionaire squad will be attentive to the Talleres game against Gimnasia on Tuesday, which may determine that Gallardo’s men shout champion.


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