Historic recession for River Plate


Historic recession for River Plate

Recently promoted, very modest, with a small budget, with a promotion team, with a stadium where no more than 3,000 spectators can enter and without artificial light, Deportivo Riestra know your limits. And without any kind of complications, he plays to make his rival uncomfortable. Forms do not interest him. He always does it and even more so if he is facing a big man. His formula. And sometimes it has a big impact. Now he kneels a giant meadow river pushed him to the worst end of the semester imaginable. Poor Martín Demichelis! If asked, now criticism will surely increase.

This is a contradiction. It is unstable. It is changing. His crush at home: he was almost unbeatable at the Monumental. Away wobbles: they have won just 3 of their last 12 games away from home. He walks proudly and triumphantly in the Libertadores, closing the regular phase as the best of the first, in an accessible group it is true. He was surprised by resounding failures in domestic competitions, relegated by Temperley from the Second Division in the Argentine Cup and now Riestra’s dagger to him in the league. Everything is the same in the River.

This Thursday afternoon he visited Riestra in the last performance before the break for the Copa América. Demichelis bet on beginners. No one was saved. The team gave some signs in the first half and created four clear chances, but did not define anything. Then, in the second, what little clarity he had was gone. And it is a real shadow, without any kind of reaction.

That’s where the smart Riestra comes in, forcing contact situations and playing off set balls. The first ended with a shot on the crossbar by Nicolás Caro Torres. The second led to the first goal: a beautiful header from Alan Barrionuevo from a corner. And the third, coming from one side, led to an unusual penalty: Sebastián Boselli scored poorly and ended up hugging Nicolás Benegas, who then handled the execution with maximum precision.

So, Riestra won 2-0 in this fifth round of the Argentine league and this River was filled with worries. A couple of days came with no competition but plenty of criticism for the already questioned Demichelis. We have to see how the coach reacts and how the leaders move in the transfer market. The highest goal is the Libertadores. It is true that the group stage was very good, but there were not very strong rivals. Difficulties will increase dramatically in the near future. What River can be seen there?

For now, Demichelis showed his face: “This is the most painful defeat with Temperley and Boca. We are a local team and a different visiting team, we have to do a mea culpa. All Rivers demand solutions.

Source: La Verdad


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