In an even game, highly contested and with a series that remained open for the return, River Plate equaled 1 to 1 against Argentinos Juniors for the round of 16 first leg of the Copa Libertadores de América, at the Monumental Stadium, and all will be defined in Diego Armando Maradona in a week.
As in the field of play with the 22 protagonists, the meeting was lived in full in the bench of the substitutes, with the coaches Marcelo Gallardo and Gabriel Milito arguing every play to be able to take advantage of it.
It was in the second half when the “Doll” exploded against the former FC Barcelona defender. Jonathan Sandoval, from “Bicho”, was about to receive the ball, when he suffered an infraction from Fabrizio Angileri. There Milito asked for a yellow card for River’s man, which provoked Gallardo’s anger.
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“He went to the ball, what do you say ?!”, the riverplatense strategist claimed Gaby, who looked at him incredulously. After explaining his position, Gallardo replied: “How yellow, Gaby, you are wrong!”.
Once the confrontation ended, with the 1 to 1 thanks to the goals of Matías Suárez and Gabriel Hauche, Gallardo approached his colleague to make amends. “I was wrong”, they reached to take the ambient microphones.
“You also asked”, Milito added. “I did not ask for any yellow,” said the “Doll”. “You can’t tell me to shut up”, Argentina’s DT exploded. While the fourth referee Echenique intervened so that the discussion did not continue, they did not pay much attention to him. “You were telling me, I can’t take you anymore,” the “Marshal” demanded.. “I couldn’t take you any more asking for yellow ones”Gallardo explained with a smile, closing the debate in a friendly way. To be continue…