In San Juan, River visited San Martín for the third date of the Superliga and left with a great victory by 3-1.
With many young players from the reserve, River came out to the rival’s field to push, and it shouted its first goal at the third minute of the match. After a counter-offensive lead by Moya, Rojas took the ball after a falied attempt of the defense from San Juan to stop him. With a great deep pass, he set up Auzqui. In the area, the former player from Estudiantes held the ball and searched for Borré through the middle. The latter defined the first goal at his first attempt.
The advantage for River did not stop its rhythm, and it kept making attempts through the side and putting San Martín in trouble. At minute 24, Rossi recovered the ball on River’s field and passed it to Palacios, who speeded up through the right and passed it to Auzqui, who scored the second goal with a powerful kick that went into the goal through Ardente’s legs.
The local team got ahead during the final stage of the first half and made River nervous a few times. First, Batalla reacted very well to a header by Barcelo, and then Moreira stopped Mana’s kick with a great move that, at minute 38, Auzqui could not deflect after another good intervention of River’s goalkeeper, and so San Martín had its first goal.
At the beginning of the second half, both teams wanted to enter the rival’s field and created a heated exchange with dangerous reactions in both areas. However, the minutes passed by, and River got hold of the match. With seven young player from its reserve and with the debut of Alan Marcel Picazzo (Forward from Category 99) and Santiago Vera (Midfielder from Category 98), The Greatest ended the match with superiority.
Almost at the end, the relentless Saracchi put pressure on Prósperi with a divided ball, he went through the left and found Marcel Picazzo, who, with a left kick, defeated the goalkeeper, scored the third goal and closed an unforgettable evening for him and for the team, which still has an ideal score and is one of the tournament’s ledaers.
Now, El Millonario focuses on this Thursday evening, where with the support of the fans and #LaFuerzaDelMásGrande it will try to turn around the series of the Libertadores Cup against Jorge Wilstermann.
San Martín (SJ): Luis Ardente; Marcelo Prósperi, Mauricio Casierra, Arián Pucheta, Matías Escudero; Álvaro Fernández Gay, Nicolás Mana, Emiliano Agüero, Gustavo Villarruel; Claudio Mosca, Facundo Barcelo Viera. Substitutes: Leonardo Corti, Héctor Schmidt, Marcos Gelabert, Horacio Carabajal, Maximiliano Rodríguez Maeso, Carlos Luque, Claudio Spinelli. COACH: Néstor Gorosito.
River Plate: Augusto Batalla; Jorge Moreira, Gonzalo Montiel, Alexander Barboza, Marcelo Saracchi; Iván Rossi, Ariel Rojas (C), Exequiel Palacios, Matías Moya; Carlos Auzqui, Rafael Borré. Substitutes: Enrique Bologna, Kevin Sibille, Zacarías Morán Correa, Denis Rodríguez, Tomás Andrade, Santiago Vera, Alan Marcel Picazzo. COACH: Marcelo Gallardo.
Substitutions: 10' ST Andrade for Moya (RP); 15' ST Rodríguez for Mana; 15' ST Luque for Villarruel (SM), 17' ST Marcel Picazzo for Borré (RP) 26' ST Vera for Auzqui, 29' ST Spinelli for Agüero.
Booked: Escudero, Agüero (SM); Saracchi (RP),
Goals: 3' PT Borré (RP), 24' PT Auzqui (PT), 38' PT Auzqui –own goal- (SM), 48' ST Marcel Picazzo (RP).
Referee: Fernando Echenique.
Assistant Referees: Gustavo Rossi and Julio Fernández.
Fourth Official: Sebastián Ranciglio.
Stadium: Hilario Sánchez (San Juan).