River and Argentinos will define their pass to the quarterfinals of the Libertadores in La Paternal: time, TV, and formations.
After the 1 to 1 in the Monumental, the Bug and the Millionaire will seek to get among the eight best in the competition.
Argentinos Juniors vs River plate
CONMEBOL Libertadores Thursday July 22, 2021
Diego Armando Maradona
After the controversial elimination of Boca Juniors against Atlético Mineiro and Racing against San Pablo, the Copa Libertadores activity will continue today with four commitments. One of the most compelling will occur at the Diego Armando Maradona, where a duel of Argentine teams will occur. From 9:30 pm, Argentinos Juniors will receive River Plate. The referee will be the Paraguayan Eder Aquino and will televise ESPN.
In the first leg, played last Wednesday at the Monumental, they matched 1 to 1 thanks to goals from Matías Suárez and Gabriel Hauche. In this way, the Millionaire is obliged to score a goal to advance the phase.
Those of Núñez, after a dubious start (they fell 2 to 1 against Colón on the first date of the Professional League), will be played tonight for a good part of the semester since this competition is a priority for Marcelo Gallardo. Finally, it is worth noting that River Plate is also alive in the Argentine Cup (in the round of 16, it will collide with Boca).
After protecting several of its leading figures against Sabalero, in the head of the Doll, the idea of putting the majority of the players who played the first leg match on the field of play. The only alternative would be the entry of Fabrizio Angileri instead of Milton Casco on the left side. Unfortunately, the former Godoy Cruz was not part of the game due to muscular discomfort.
On offense will be Braian Romero again from the first minute, who arrived from Defense and Justice to replace the significant departure of Rafael Santos Borré towards the Bundesliga. The forward will share the offense with Julián Álvarez and Matías Suárez.
It is worth noting that the only absence will be that of the central marker Jonatan Maidana, who still owes a suspension date due to the red one he saw in the group stage match against Fluminense. On the other hand, El Bicho protected most of its figures in the equality 0 to 0 against Independiente in its premiere in the local tournament.
In La Paternal, they trust the Marshal, who has a good record against the Doll. In total, between his time at Estudiantes de La Plata and El Bicho, he scored 10 of the 15 possible points against Gallardo, three wins, a draw, and a single fall.
The winner of this crossing will be measured in the next instance against Atlético Mineiro. This entity has just left Boca Juniors on the road.
Argentinos Juniors: Lucas Chaves; Kevin Mac Allister, Miguel Torrén, Carlos Quintana; Jonathan Sandoval, Franco Moyano, Jonathan Gómez, Gabriel Florentín, Elías Gómez; Gabriel Hauche and Gabriel Ávalos. DT: Gabriel Milito.
River Plate: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Paulo Díaz, Héctor Martínez, Fabrizio Angileri; Agustín Palavecino, Enzo Pérez, Nicolás De La Cruz; Julián Álvarez, Braian Romero and Matías Suárez. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Stadium: Diego Armando Maradona
Referee: Eber Aquino (Paraguay)
VAR: Diego Haro (Peru)