This Thursday, River Plate, with Rafael Santos Borré and Jorge Carrascal from the start, defeated Nacional de Uruguay 2-0, for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores quarterfinal
In a goalless first half, the clearest opportunity to open the scoring was for the millionaire team, through Colombian striker Santos Borré, who, at minute 43, missed a penalty in an unusual way.
The attacker Samarium was in charge of charging from the white point, a rather dubious foul on Matías Suárez in the area, but his weak shot ended up in the hands of Sergio Rochet, who didn’t have to make much effort to stop it.
In the second half, the picture was different, and Núñez’s team managed to take the lead in the series, scoring two goals. At minute 67, Gonzalo Montiel, from the white point opened the scoring, after the referee signaled a clear hand in the area.
With River’s superiority in the game, in the extra minutes of the match, Bruno Zuculini, with a superb header, sealed the victory in the first leg.
With the victory in Argentina 2-0, Marcelo Gallardo’s men are approaching the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores. The key is defined in Uruguayan territory.