After the 15 positive cases of COVID-19 in the River Plate squad that forced coach Marcelo Gallardo to form an unthinkable starting team to play against Boca in La Bombonera for the Professional League Cup 2021, with the debut of the fifth goalkeeper Alan Díaz included, the news that comes from Núñez are not nothing good.
It is that, according to the ESPN journalist Gustavo Yarroch, a That initial list now has to be added five more, Leonardo Ponzio, Gonzalo Montiel, Alex Vigo, Lucas Beltrán and Flabián Londoño, so the “Doll” would have just 10 players available to play the match of Liberators cup before Independiente Santa Fe, next Wednesday from 9:00 p.m. at the Monumental Stadium.
Why wouldn’t he get to form a full team? Because to the roster of 32 footballers presented by the riverplatense coach (up to 50 could be scored) you have to deduct so much from the 20 cases positive mentioned as a Enzo Pérez, injured in the Superclásico yesterday Javier Pinola, who has not yet received a medical discharge in ten days after his right forearm fracture.
In this way, and taking into account that For now CONMEBOL did not comply with the request about adding goalkeeper Díaz to the list, appears before the “Xeneize” but absent in the convocation of Libertadores, the formation of the “Millionaire” would be the following:
Milton Casco (as archer); Jonathan Maidana, Tomás Lecanda, Héctor Martínez; Leandro Peña Biafore, Fabrizio Angileri; Jorge Carrascal, José Paradela; Julián Alvarez and Agustín Fontana.