River faces Racing in the Monumental with the concrete possibility of be crowned champion of the Professional League. After the defeat of Talleres against Gimnasia, it is enough to add just a point to secure the title.
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The match takes place from 9:30 p.m. at the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium, has the refereeing by Silvio Trucco and is televised by TNT Sports and Fox Sports Premium.
River-Racing: 100% stadium and sold out tickets to see the possible consecration of the Millionaire
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Monumental stadium will look packed. Tickets are sold out and about 72 thousand fans will be present in the classic between River and Racing.
The party that the River Fan Subcommission prepares for the classic against Racing
The Fan Subcommittee prepares a reception at the height of the events: the stands will be adorned with the classic red and white ribbons and with 50 thousand elongated balloons.
River-Racing: Marcelo Gallardo’s doubts for the Millionaire’s 11
Marcelo Gallardo will have several casualties to receive Racing. The River coach will not be able to count on Enzo Pérez (dislocation in his left elbow), Milton Casco and Bruno Zuculini, both suspended.
To replace Casco, they fight for a place Javier Pinola and Jonatan Maidana. The chosen one would enter to occupy a place in the central defense and Héctor David Martínez would be located as the left wing marker.
Meanwhile, the midfielder Leonardo Ponzio is emerging as a candidate to stand in the middle of the field with Santiago Simón, Enzo Fernández and Agustín Palavecino.
River-Racing: the forced change that Fernando Gago will make at the Academy
Fernando Gago will not be able to use defender Leonardo Sigali, who must meet a suspension date for accumulating five yellow cards.
Although he has not yet confirmed it, the Racing coach would place Mauricio Martínez for Sigali. Lucas Orban, who returned to training with the First team after spending four months with the Reserve by management decision, is one more option that the coach evaluates.
The possible formations for River-Racing
River: Franco Armani; Robert Rojas, Paulo Díaz, Javier Pinola or Jonatan Maidana, David Martínez; Santiago Simón, Leonardo Ponzio, Enzo Fernández; Agustín Palavecino; Julián Álvarez and Brian Romero. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Racing: Gabriel Arias; Iván Pillud, Mauricio Martínez, Nery Domínguez, Fernando Prado; Leonel Miranda, Carlos Alcaraz; Tomás Chancalay, Lisandro López, Enzo Copetti; Javier Correa. DT: Fernando Gago.