River fails to beat Huracán Martín Demichelis’ team created the most chances, but the rival team scored in the few dangerous situations they had, securing a 2-1 win on Matchday 12 of the Professional League Cup.

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River Plate took the initiative from the beginning and pinned Huracán in their own half, employing high pressure and barely allowing them to cross the midfield line. The opportunities started to arise at the feet of Nacho Fernández and Salomón Rondón, but both struggled to convert in the penalty box. Huracán barely troubled with a couple of aerial balls that didn't pose much danger.

Both players were also central to the subsequent chances: the midfielder tried a shot from outside the box, followed by another attempt that deflected off an opponent, while the Venezuelan player struggled to shoot on target. In the last clear opportunity of the first half, Manuel Lanzini unleashed a dangerous right-footed shot that went just wide of Lucas Chaves’ near post.

Shortly after the start of the second half, Huracán took the lead with a goal by Walter Mazzantti. Right away, River went for the equalizer and came close to scoring it with a well-struck volley by Rondón that narrowly missed Chaves’ right post and a powerful shot by Lanzini that was met with the keeper's response.

Pablo Solari came off the bench and, following a team play on the left, almost scored the equalizer with a low right-footed shot that hit the post. Around the 75th-minute mark, Gonzalo Martínez took a free kick near the penalty box, shortly after coming on, and leveled the score at 1-1 with a low shot that left Chaves with no chance to respond.

Near the end, Huracán created their second dangerous opportunity and set the score at 2-1 with a goal by Franco Alfonso. Despite the loss, River Plate will remain the sole leader of Group A until the end of the matchday and will be well-positioned to qualify for the next stage of the Professional Football League.