Gallardo did it again, reinvented himself. 2021 was a completely atypical year for River that began competing from January 2 – precisely in a superclassic in the Bombonera that ended tied 2-2 and since then practically did not stop. There were minimum breaks like in January or June, but several of the players played the Copa América for which they have been competing uninterruptedly since February. In addition, the beginning of the second semester was not ideal in terms of results or the operation of the team.
But the Doll tried tirelessly until he found the ideal team and since the fall against Atlético Mineiro in the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, The Greatest did not lose again and not only that, but he achieved eight consecutive victories in the Professional League -Among them the superclassic, the classic against San Lorenzo and the key duel against Talleres with 10 players almost the entire match- and he could not reach the nine wins in a row because he drew 1 to 1 against Estudiantes in La Plata. There is no doubt that River’s present is very good both in terms of results and performance and that is reflected in the three current tables.
Leader in the Professional League, the annual and the averages
Marcelo Gallardo’s team accumulates 43 points in the current Professional League, his escort is Talleres who has 36 and Lanús appears in third place with 34. In the contest there are only six dates left and if River scores 12 points of the 18 that remain at stake, no one will be able to prevent him from being crowned champion. In relation to the annual table –Which includes the current Professional League and the League Cup that was played in the first semester- that provides tickets to the 2022 Cups, River is also first and adds a total of 64 points, behind Vélez with 62 and Talleres third with 56. Finally in the table averages -Which will be important in 2022 when relegation to the First Division returns- The Biggest is also the leader: he has 111 points (average of 1,982), Boca appears second with 103 units (average of 1,839) and the podium is closed by Vélez with 101 points (average of 1,803).