The coach chose an alternative formation to give minutes to those who have been playing the least.
River’s starters are already quite oiled after three games for the Copa Libertadores, but there are many more players in the squad who still had no or almost no competition since their return to official activity. That is why the friendly this Saturday, from 10 o’clock, against San Lorenzo, will be a good opportunity for Marcelo Gallardo to see the players who do not have so much continuity.
The meeting authorized by the AFA at River Camp in the Buenos Aires town of Ezeiza will obviously be played behind closed doors and it will not be televised neither by a chain nor by the You Tube or Facebook accounts of any of the teams, unlike what will happen with other friendlies of the day.
Without Paulo Díaz ni Robert Rojas, already released to join their teams for the qualifying rounds, the Doll could put this team: Bologna (will surely alternate with Lux); Elías López or Moreira (who was left out of the Berizzo convocation cut in Paraguay), Augusto Aguirre, Zuculini, Angileri; Moreira or Rollheiser (he is already training with the rest of the group), Santiago Sosa, Ponzio, Ferreira; Girotti (Beltrán will also have minutes) and Pratto.
The one who will not be, of course, is Carrascal, who still works in a differentiated way due to a sprain in his left knee.
Gallardo will see many footballers in action without minutes, who will face the starters of San Lorenzo, with the brothers Ángel and Oscar Romero included. A good opportunity for many to show that they are also there to play.