River started in a better position on the playing field and took the initiative, as it has been doing in several matches. However, the first clear approximation was by Atletico Tucuman with a shot from the outside, which was rejected well by Franco Armani on his left goalpost. El Millionario responded with a great play on the right that Nicolás De La Cruz couldn’t catch after a center pass from Matías Suárez.
Rafael Borré had scored the first goal with a great shot, but it was disallowed at the request of the linesman due to an alleged offside position. On the next play, the home team scored by means of a header by Javier Toledo off a corner kick. River kept on trying and almost evens the score with two shots by De La Cruz and Suárez and a very dangerous free kick.
The well-deserved tie came on Suárez’s head after a phenomenal collective play, which culminated with a pass from De La Cruz to Casco and a great center pass from the defender for the attack of the midfielder, who had started the play. Before the end, Nacho Fernández fired a venomous center shot which almost sets the score 2-1.
At the beginning of the second half, Nacho Fernández tried a free kick and then was victim to a clear penalty not being awarded. On a very clear play, which could have been the second goal, Suárez couldn’t find Borré. Then, there was another penalty which was not awarded, after a clear shirt-tugging in the area on River’s 7.
River’s dangerous plays kept happening until the last second, even very clear ones, but the second goal didn’t come in the Tucuman night and, with that tie, it finished second in the Superleague.