The morning at the Monumental Stadium saw a strong River, which was taking control of the match. From the beginning, el Millionario threatened the rival goal: first, with a shot from afar by Javier Pinola, which elicited a good reaction from Jeremías Ledesma. However, Central responded with a shot from afar by Emanuel Ojeda.
River’s captain had another chance, after a header out of a free kick by Nicolás De La Cruz. In another attacking play, Exequiel Palacios enabled Matías Suárez for a goal on the right, but his cross-shot was slightly deflected. A new opportunity was at De La Cruz’s feet, who couldn’t get comfortable in the area.
Central had a very clear chance after a run by Claudio Riaño, but Franco Armani easily controlled the situation. As the last chance of the first half, Suárez got in the right position at the edge of the box and fired a cross-shot, which passed near Ledesma’s left goalpost.
At the beginning of the second half, as a result of a defensive mistake, Lucas Gamba scored the first goal before the one-minute mark. After this unexpected goal, el Millionario was placed at a disadvantage, but went after a draw, even though its performance was different from that of other matches. There were two important headers by Borré and Martínez Quarta.
Another clear situation happened at the end, by means of a shot by Ignacio Scocco, which deflected and went straight to Ledesma’s hands. River couldn’t even the score and reach the top of the Superleague, but it’s already thinking about the next objective: On Thursday, it will play the Argentine Cup semi-final in Córdoba against Estudiantes from Buenos Aires.