River Plate is closing the group stage in the Argentine Professional League Cup with a win. The ‘Millionaire’ beat Platense 2-1 at the Monumental Stadium thanks to Julián Álvarez’s goal, which resulted in a controversial move.
At 80 minutes, Tomás Pochettino sent a past cross and Gómez arrived from the left sector, however, he fell in the area. The referee sanctioned a penalty because he considered that Ignacio Schor blocked the defender, but generated the claim of the ‘Squid’ players.
Agustín Álvarez grabbed the ball and did not forgive. The Argentine attacker took a strong shot that overcame the resistance of the goal defended by Jorge De Olivera. Then, the footballer celebrated with his classic “cobwebs” in tribute to Spider-Man.
River vs Platense: what is coming
After the duel at the Monumental de Núñez, the ‘Millionaire’ will continue his participation in the Argentine Professional League Cup, already thinking about the quarterfinals of the tournament, and also with an eye on the Copa Libertadores.
Gallardo’s team will face Tigre in the next instance of the Argentine league, with a date and time yet to be confirmed. What the ‘Millo’ has confirmed are his next duels in the Libertadores.
River will receive Colo Colo on Thursday, May 19, and then close their participation in the group stage against Alianza Lima, possibly already qualified for the next round.