River went all in from the off and, before the 2nd minute, had already cornered Independiente with good ball control on the opponent's half of the field. Lucas Beltrán was the first to threaten the goal with a header, off a cross from Nacho Fernández, which was saved by Rodrigo Rey. On a clearer opportunity, Rodrigo Aliendro threatened the rival keeper by his right post, with a shot from outside the box; Nico De La Cruz had two chances, but both shots were off-target.
Being a key figure, in the 17th minute, Esequiel Barco struck a phenomenal right-footed shot, off a series of rebounds, setting the score at 1-0. River remained solid, both in the defense and the midfield, and was looking for the final pass to threaten Rey. Beltrán was close to scoring with a left-footed shot that went wide of the near post. On another very clear chance, Nacho failed to send a crossed shot from Enzo Díaz into the goal.
The second half started on the same note as the first one: before the 46th minute, De La Cruz almost set the score at 2-0 with a crossed header, off a cross from Milton Casco. Aliendro was the key figure on a very clear opportunity: he struck a right-footed shot that Rey saved low, and smashed the rebound against the crossbar.
An active and restless Aliendro failed to take advantage of an on-target shot from Beltrán and Rey once again prevented him from scoring. Independiente practically didn’t threaten Franco Armani. River wanted to seal the match, but couldn’t strike a shot on goal in the box. After so many attempts, Miguel Borja set the score at 2-0, getting past the defense and scoring a crossed right-footed shot.
River now sits at the top of the Professional Football League table, six points above the second-placed team. The team will play its next match on Friday, as away team, against Atlético Tucumán.