He scored the goal, but his coach did not expect him to be the one to execute it. River Plate faced Atlético Tucumán at the Monumental Stadium in Núñez for the League Cup. Although the match ended in a draw, during the goal of the “Millionaires” a request from Marcelo Gallardo was generated, which involved Enzo Fernández and Julián Álvarez.
Manuel Capasso committed a foul on Matías Suárez inside the area, which is why the referee designated a penalty in favor of River Plate.
The person in charge of executing the penalty and scoring the goal was Fernández, however, in the transmission it was possible to observe that Marcelo Gallardo did not want Enzo to execute the shot. The Argentine coach ordered Julián Álvarez to be in charge of shooting from the twelve steps.
“Hey! The nine! Let him kick the nine!”, were the words of Gallardo.
“When I have two or three good kickers I let them decide, but it occurred to me at the moment that Julián kicked it, but they didn’t listen to me. I would have liked him to kick because he is a player who needs a goal, who offers us other solutions when he doesn’t convert, but It seemed like a good opportunity for him to meet the goal again. Another colleague did it and it’s fine just the same “Marcelo maintained during the press conference.
River Plate tied for the least with Atlético Tucumán
The current Argentine soccer champion, River Plate, added its second consecutive game on Sunday without knowing defeat after drawing 1-1 at home against bottom side Atlético Tucumán in the twelfth round of the Professional League Cup.
With the equalizer before 70,000 fans at the Monumental stadium, River reached 23 points in the Zone A standings and was escort along with Newell’s Old Boys, five units behind the leader Racing Club.
River opened the scoring at minute 47 through a penalty scored by Enzo Fernández, while Atlético equalized at minute 58 through Ramiro Ruiz Rodríguez after an error by goalkeeper Franco Armani.