The man looks, observes -super satisfied and full- consummated the great objective of this Super day. Glassy eyes, a court that sings for River, for him. For all, something that has not been experienced for more than a year and a half, logically due to the pandemic. Excited, like few times. Special for your future? Maybe yes, maybe no. The truth is that it was not just another classic for Marcelo Gallardo. A very particular classic, due to many circumstances in between: the aforementioned return of the fans, with a capacity that exceeded the number initially enabled; the tribute (look) of DT to Angelito Labruna for the last day of the River supporter; for the negative streak in the Super that he had in this 2021, for the desire to win and take a firm step in the fight to stay once and for all con a league title in its successful was. For the possible last classic of Leo Ponzio. For all. A Monumental day.
River (Failla) players celebrate.
On the court, analyzing the 90 minutes, the early – and controversial – expulsion of Marcos Rojo meant a break. A before and after for the development of the meeting. Came ehe goal by Julián Alvarez, with the complicity of Rossi. And then the subsequent 2-0, also from Araña, which practically ended history despite the lack of time to play. River had the possibility in the second half to extend the account, with total dominance of the actions to be eleven against ten. Boca did not react. Or did not know how to do it, despite the changes introduced by Battaglia. Zambrano discounted on the end, just to decorate the scoreboard. A 2-1 liar.
Gallardo aims (Failla).
The cry of Gallardo (AFP).
It could have been a win. The difference of a goal was short, but the River fana cared little. The footballers celebrated, accompanied by the delirium of those located in the white and red stands. Dedication to his lifelong rival, pampering veteran Ponzio, to dear Enzo Pérez (who ended up with a bad foot), Julián himself and the rest of the team. And a Gallardo who followed him in a different way, close to the surface: hug with his collaborator Biscay (plus the rest of the CT) and just after the match, shout and raised fist towards the people (plus the celebrations in the two goals of the PT) and, then, beyond contemplating the entire frame, with the fan’s request to continue in 2022, joined the footballers party.
What will happen to Napoleon? We will have to wait. Live the present, today, day by day, with the dream of crowning River once again in the only debt he owes in a historical and golden era. He stayed with the Super and, as he said at a press conference, his team definitely put on the challengers suit with a football and heart cry. “Now we are clearly a serious candidate to go in search of the title, but this is a great clean and jerk from the mental and footballing point of view,” MG sentenced, closing a Sunday well hen, leading momentarily until Talleres plays this Monday. One more joy and they go …
Celebrate DT with the players.