River-Tigre: time, TV and formations

After great controversies regarding the days and times of the quarterfinals of the Professional League Cupthis Wednesday the action will continue between River Plate Y Tiger in the Monumental. In Ole We tell you everything you need to know to be aware of the great game that is coming.

At what time is River-Tigre played?

This Wednesday from 21.30 (Argentina time) will collide the River of Marcelo Gallardo with the tiger Diego Martinez in the stadium Monumental. The meeting will be led by Fernando Espinozawhile Ariel Penel Y Salome Di Iorio will make up the VAR team.

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Where to watch live River Plate-Tigre?

The duel will be televised ESPN Premium. Also, as always, you will be able to follow minute by minute through the website of Ole.

How does the Millionaire arrive?

The last Argentine soccer champion comes at a great time. Last Thursday as a visitor rescued an important point in the 1-1 draw against Fortaleza for Libertadores Cup. It was largely thanks to the great interventions of his goalkeeper Frank Armaniwho allowed the duel to end tied at one.

This point was fundamental, since he maintained his unbeaten record in the competition and, more notable, his leadership in group F with 10 points, only followed closely by the colo colo Chilean who has seven units. The rest of the group is completed by Lima Alliance Peruvian and the aforementioned Fortress from Brazil.

Later, the group directed by Marcelo Gallardo closed the first phase of the Professional League Cup with a 2-1 local victory against Platense. Triumph that left him located in the second position of zone A after Racing tied with San Lorenzo.

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El Millo had a great campaign in which was the one who won the most (nine) of the 28 participants, the second highest scorer (31), one of the five that received the fewest goals (12) and has the forward Julian Alvarezwith eight shouts, on the gunners’ podium together with Mauro Boselli from Students Y Martin Cauteruccio from Aldosivi.

Julían Álvarez, one of River's best this season.  (Photo: ALEJANDRO PAGNI)

Julían Álvarez, one of River’s best this season. (Photo: ALEJANDRO PAGNI)

In the match that will define the last semifinalist of the League Cup, Gallardo will once again put the best he has at his disposal and the only doubt would be in the midfield where Santiago Simón and Tomás Pochettino compete for a place.

As for his casualties, he continues to count on that of the Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero and the striker Matias Suarez. But, on the good side, he will recover the central Jonathan Maydanawho will be part of the bench of substitutes.

How’s Tiger doing?

El Matador fell 2-0 to Boca de Battaglia in Victoria this Saturday but kept his place in third place in Zone B of the League Cup thanks to a hand that gave him Arsenalwho turned it over to Aldosivi in Mar del Plata (2-1). The club led by the young Diego Martínez concluded this first part of the tournament accumulating five wins, five draws and four losses.

We play equal to anyone. We are a team of boys with illusions, with a collective thought that out there surpasses certain individuals. Now I want to go for more. Several teams are out, some have been on vacation for three weeks and we are fighting, struggling and trying to be competitive,” said Pablo Magnín, Tigre’s scorer.

Tigre and the chance to hit the ground running.  Tiger Press.

Tigre and the chance to hit the ground running. Tiger Press.

In his record against River Marcelo Gallardo, Tigre is down, since in five games, two were losses, two draws and just one victory. However, there is one fact that Matador fans can get excited about: the last time they met, it was a victory for Victoria’s fans.

Marcelo Gallardo is going for his fifteenth title as River's DT.  Photo: River Press

Marcelo Gallardo is going for his fifteenth title as River’s DT. Photo: River Press

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The last duel between the two was on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Monumental. Gallardo put an alternative team, with many substitutes and youth players, and lost 3-2. That afternoon, for River, Hernán López Maradona, Diego’s great-nephew, scored a goal.

Likely formations:

River Plate: Franco Armani; Andrés Herrera, Paulo Díaz, David Martínez and Milton Casco; Enzo Perez; Tomás Pochettino or Santiago Simón, Enzo Fernández and Nicolás de la Cruz; Esequiel Barco and Julián Álvarez. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.

Tiger: Gonzalo Marinelli; Lucas Blondel, Víctor Cabrera, Abel Luciatti and Sebastián Prieto; Sebastián Prediger and Ezequiel Fernández; Alexis Castro, Lucas Menossi or Cristian Zabala, Ijiel Protti; and Pablo Magnín or Mateo Retegui. DT: Diego Martínez.​

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