River Plate will face Vélez for the Juan Gilberto Funes Cup: time, TV and formations

River will face Vélez in the Monumental

It entered the final stretch of the preseason and the different teams seek to arrive in optimal conditions for the start of the Professional League Cup. within this frame River Plate and Vélez Sarsfield will face each other, with the Juan Gilberto Funes trophy at stake. From 20, in the Monumental. The referee will be Leandro Rey Hilfer and will televise Fox Sports Premium.

The Millionaire, who last Saturday thrashed Platense and then won against Tristán Suárez, wants to close his preparation with a victory against his people. Although they come from winning the Professional League and lifting the Champions Trophy, Núñez’s men were the ones who moved the most in the transfer market, achieving the landings of Leandro González Pírez, Emanuel Mammana, Andrés Herrera, Elías Gómez, Tomás Pocehettino, Esequiel Boat and Juan Fernando Quintero.

One of the modifications that the Doll is Franco Armani’s entry, who after being in the Argentine team will send Ezequiel Centurión to the bench. On the right side there will also be news. As Alex Vigo will go on loan to Independiente, Andrés Herrera only had a medical check-up yesterday and Robert Rojas suffers from pubalgia, the leading marker will be Milton Casco.

This castling will allow Elías Gómez to make his debut in the Antonio Vespucio Liberti. It is worth remembering that Fabrizio Angileri is still separated from the professional team because he did not renew his contract with the institution (his relationship ends in June this year -Benjamín Rollheiser is experiencing a similar situation-). The central defense will be made up of David Martinez and Paulo Diaz.

Agustín Palavecino will be absent in the middle of the field, due to synovitis in his left knee. Taking his place will be Tomás Pochettino. In the middle zone there will also be Enzo Pérez, Enzo Fernández, Santiago Simón and José Paradela. Above? Julián Álvarez, the great figure of the team and who has just been praised by Pep Guardiola in the last few hours after officially announcing his signing for Manchester City next season.

“I don’t cling to the systems a lot, but to the integration of the footballers that I count and an idea of ​​how to play. What I value is that great flow of footballers that I have with great appreciation to enter a game structure, which makes it an attractive way, which we like, which makes us feel comfortable. Then I will try to make the talent we have today work as a team and give priority to work. We are in a moment to conform what we had and strengthen it to face a lot of competitions that we will have ahead. Let us also remember that at this time, beyond what we experienced last year, where we had many injuries, the formation of a good squad means that it has solutions for the different stages. The idea is to play the same, what I want and what we want”, outlined the Doll when asked about the 4-5-1 that he has been using in friendlies.

El Fortín, meanwhile, could put on the court a lineup similar to the one that comes from losing 2-1 to Gimnasia at home. Therefore, Mauricio Pellegrino would put Lucas Pratto from the first minute, who left an indelible mark on the Millionaire thanks to his performance in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors.


River Plate: Franco Armani; Milton Casco, Paulo Diaz, David Martinez, Elias Gomez; Enzo Perez, Enzo Fernandez; Santiago Simon, José Paradela, Tomas Pochettino; and Julian Alvarez. DT: Marcel Gallardo.

Velez: Lucas Hoyos; Leonardo Jara or Tomás Guidara, Matías de los Santos, Lautaro Gianetti, Francisco Ortega; Agustín Mulet, José Florentín; Luca Orellano, Lucas Pratto, Lucas Janson; Sebastian Sosa Sanchez. DT: Mauricio Pellegrino.

Stadium: Antonio Vespucio Liberti (Monumental)

Referee: Leandro Rey Hilder

Hour: 20

Television: Fox Sports Premium


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