In a very intense first half, goal scoring opportunities took long to arise for both teams. Arsenal made the first attempt, with a shot from Sebastian Lomonaco that went high. River responded with a good shot on goal by Nicolas De La Cruz, while the home team had two scoring opportunities (a shot from Facundo Kruspzky and a header saved by Franco Armani).
Toward the end of the first half, River went for more and had the best chances of the match: first, off a free kick from Juan Quintero, De La Cruz took a high shot; then, off a corner kick, Javier Pinola failed to fully connect the play. At the beginning of the second half, right after the 5th minute, River had the first scoring chance thanks to Santiago Simon’s right-footed shot from outside the area; however, Alejandro Medina saved it.
El Millonario had a very clear chance thanks to a header from Miguel Borja, following a cross from Milton Casco, that went just wide the keeper's left corner. Arsenal threatened River’s goal after the first thirty minutes, with a header from Gustavo Canto that Rodrigo Aliendro was able to clear on the line by River’s left goalpost.
With this draw, River has 22 points, but is not yet sitting at one of the top spots of the table. On Sunday evening, River will play against Santiago del Estero's Central Cordoba at the Mâs Monumental.