Short touches, unchecks and surprising passes: the great play in River’s third goal against Platense

In the first presentation of the year in its stadium and before its public, River Plate gave a sample of hierarchy and was imposed by 3-0 in view of Platense without shocks. Although it was a friendly match in the framework of the Angel Labruna Cup, the operation of the team sure left the coach very good feelings Marcelo Gallardo. Just the third goal of the set Millionaire It was a great example of those good connections that the players were able to display on the field of play.

There were only ten minutes to go until the end of the match and, although everything seemed to indicate that the victory was not going to escape them, the locals continued to insist in search of another goal. A pure touch and uncheck, the conquest that he signed Jorge Carrascal unleashed the delirium of the fans who attended the Monumental stadium on Saturday afternoon.

At that time, River played with a somewhat unusual tactical system. After the departure of Brian Romero, had been left with a large midfield and no natural strikers. That is why the Colombian stood more on end in that transitory assembly. That location allowed him to be well positioned at the time of finishing the play.

The action started from the left when the entered Thomas Pochettino, one of the reinforcements of 2022, played with milton helmet. The lateral touched with Enzo Fernandez, who threatened to hit the goal -as he had already done in the second goal-, but then decided to pass the ball to the position of Santiago Simon on the right. From that moment came a series of short passes in a small space between Alex Vigo, Simon, Bruno Zuculini, Fernandez Y Pochettino, who scored a great clearance for the diagonal entry of Helmet. The former Newell’s sent the ball to the middle and assisted Carrascal, who only had to push the goal. That was how the match had its finishing touch in a play with the characteristic hallmark of Gallardo’s team.

In this way, River sealed the victory in a match that had already taken a positive turn with goals from Brian Romero in the first time and Enzo Fernandez, In a second. The next engagement Millionaire will be on Saturday, February 5, again at the Antonio Vespucio Liberti, but from 8 p.m. Velez for the trophy Juan Gilberto Funes.


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