Of the “hopefully he scores a goal against Boca that serves to win” that he confessed to Ole on October 5, 2010 when he was just taking his first steps as a new reinforcement of River to what happened next there is an abyss. No fan believed that it was possible for the club to go downhill less than a year later. Adalberto Romanthe one that was just adapting to the country, either: He never thought that he would be one of those responsible, that his career would take a 180 degree turn, that he should work on other things outside of football and that his last name would not be remembered in the best way by Núñez.
That hand in the first leg of the promotion that gave Belgrano the first penalty goal It was not his final point with the Red Band, but it did mark him on fire. For the worse, of course: not only did JJ López erase him for the return and he hardly played again in River (one game in the BN and three at the beginning of 2013), but it was difficult for him to return to the front pages.
He played little or nothing in palm trees and in August 2013 he returned to his country to play in Freedom. There he had regularity but in 2018, after adding a few minutes, he went on to Cerro Portenowhere he did not have many opportunities either. Sportivo San Lorenzo from Paraguay supported him during 2019 and gave him the title in defense, but he was hardly there until the end of that year.
Román was attacked by some supporters who got into the first leg of the promotion against Belgrano (AP).
Since the beginning of 2020 he has not played football again, until now: He recently joined Deportivo La Colmenawhich is in the city of the same name, curiously has the colors of River and competes in the Colmenense Football League of the Department of Paraguarí. They are currently in the final and Roman admitted that he feels “good after two and a half years of inactivity” and that he plays “for the love of the jersey, like in the old days“.
This is how Adalberto is currently (Versus).
Still, he is not a full-time footballer: “Now I am dedicating myself to livestock, I have a field here in my city and I work on my own farm”, told in dialogue with the Paraguayan radio program Versus. A life that changed radically post descent from River…
After his departure, he returned to the Monumental in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2014 Sudamericana. It was not well received (Reuters).
His memory of the descent
“Talking about the descent does not affect meit is a sad story that touched me, but it is part of football. I had to have a hard time, it marked me a lot, in a single game it changed all the good things I was doing“, Adalberto recounted. And he added: “Now that I think about it, I had the strength to reverse that part of my career and continue playing football.”