The champion has a name! In the framework of the date 22 of the Professional League, River plate won, liked and thrashed Racing at the Monumental Stadium and was crowned the monarch of the 2021 season of the Professional League. With goals from Palavecino, Julián Álvarez and a ‘double’ from Brian Romero, the ‘Millionaire’ won his 37th title in history; marked by the total guide of Marcelo Gallardo.
River prevailed with authority in the classic and managed to conquer the local contest when there are still three days left to conclude it, since it took twelve points ahead of its most immediate pursuers: Defense and Justice together with Talleres de Córdoba.
In this way Marcelo Gallardo achieved his first local tournament title as a coach, one of the few pending accounts of this era that began on May 30, 2014 and that had already added twelve trophies to the ‘Millionaire’ showcases: 2 Cups Libertadores (2015 and 2018), 1 South American Cup (2014), 3 South American Recopas (2015, 2016 and 2019), 1 Suruga Bank Cup (2015), 3 Argentine Cups (2016, 2017 and 2019) and 2 Argentine Super Cups (2017 and 2019).
With 16 wins, four draws and two defeats, River crowns this year with a new celebration in the first home game with unrestricted capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic and that enabled just over 70 thousand supporters in the stands.
The local tournament became River’s priority for this season after the elimination in the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores against Atlético Mineiro and the defeat in the second round of the Argentine Cup after losing by definition on penalties to Boca.
In a semester marked by injuries, Marcelo Gallardo had as his main weapon for this title the scoring irruption of the youthful Julián Álvarez, author of 17 goals that put him in the showcase for the European market.
After this coronation, River will seek to add as many points as possible in a special year for the club because it will have elections in December to search for the successor to President Rodolfo D’Onofrio.
However, the main attention will be on the decision that Gallardo can make, whose contract with the ‘millionaire’ club will expire, although there are high expectations so that he can continue in 2022 in search of new challenges.
However, before the end of this year, River will be able to add another title because on December 18 it will face Colón (winner of the Professional League Cup in the first semester) in the second edition of the Champions Trophy, which will take place the Mother Stadium of the Cities of Santiago del Estero.
Télam.- River plate You can celebrate your 37th this Thursday. Argentine soccer champion title with only drawing at home against Racing Club, in the most relevant game of the four to be played at the culmination of the 22nd date of the Professional League (LPF). I relived River vs Racing HERE.
The classic will be played this Thursday at the Monumental stadium, from 9:30 p.m. in Argentina (00:30 GMT), with Silvio Trucco arbitration and televised by Fox Sports Premium.
The stadium will be complete in its capacity since the River Plate fans quickly exhausted one hundred percent of the authorized capacity.
River is the leader with 49 units and Talleres de Córdoba, which was thrashed in La Plata by Gymnastics, remained at 40, therefore with only equalizing it will move away 10 of the Cordovan with nine remaining to be played and will be champion.
Thus, the successful “millionaire” coach, Marcelo Gallardo, will be able to achieve his first first division title in the domestic tournament since until now he had won five national cups, three Argentine Cups and two Argentine Super Cups, which are added to the seven international titles. , adding 12 in total.
River Plate: Franco Armani; Robert Rojas, Paulo Díaz, Javier Pinola or Jonatan Maidana and David Martínez; Santiago Simón, Leonardo Ponzio and Enzo Fernández; Agustín Palavecino; Julián Álvarez and Braian Romero. DT: Marcelo Gallardo.
Racing Club: Gabriel Arias, Iván Pillud, Mauricio Martínez, Nery Domínguez and Fernando Prado; Leonel Miranda, Carlos Alcaraz, Tomás Chancalay and Lisandro López; Enzo Copetti and Javier Correa. DT: Fernando Gago.
Referee; Silvio Trucco.
Court: River Plate.
Start time: 21:30
TV: Fox Sports Premium.