At the beginning, San Lorenzo obstructed River and had two consecutive chances to score, thanks to a crossed shot from Nicolás Fernández and a great save by Gonzalo Montiel in a one-on-one between Ángel Romero and Franco Armani. Then, el Millonario responded with two penetrating runs by Julián Álvarez and one by Rafael Borré. Agustín Palavecino was moving around and took part in penetrating the rival's goal.
In another attack by the away team, Armani made an excellent save for a shot from Fernández. Nonetheless, Enzo Pérez headed the ball backwards to clear it and Fernández got control of it, scoring a low shot on goal. From then onwards, el Millonario dominated and greatly deserved to, at least, even the score.
Borré had two very clear chances, but wasn’t able to accurately fire the right-footed shots, which were aimed directly at Sebastián Torrico's body. Nicolás De La Cruz also had his chance through shots from outside the box. On a set piece, Paulo Díaz won the header, which narrowly missed the rival’s right goalpost. In the last plays, Jorge Carrascal and David Martínez, who also won a header, weren’t able to score.
In the second half, River kept the same idea of play and threatened with some penetrating runs on both sides. In a one-off penetrating run, San Lorenzo scored the second goal thanks to Jalil Elías, after a penetrating run on the left side. De La Cruz had a chance to score the equalizer, but Torrico saved the shot once again. Federico Girotti wasn’t able to score off a rebound doing a half-turn.
After many goal-scoring opportunities, the equalizer was scored by Girotti, who was quick to collect Torrico’s rebound. River kept trying and it almost evened the score thanks to a header by Girotti that smashed against San Lorenzo’s goal crossbar.
Despite this defeat, el Millonario remains in the qualification zone. The next League Cup match will take place next weekend, against Banfield. On Wednesday, River will welcome Junior at the Monumental Stadium for the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup.