Champions Trophy: Colón and River meet in Santiago for one more title

Colón and River will seek this Saturday to obtain the Champions Trophy when they face each other in a match that will take place in Santiago del Estero for being the winners of the 2021 League Cup and the Professional League, respectively. The match will be played from 9:10 p.m. at the Madre de Cities stadium, with arbitration by Patricio Loustau, and live television by TNT Sports and Fox Sports Premium.

The only edition of the Champions Trophy that was played was disputed by Racing, champion of the 2018-19 Super League, and Tigre, champion of the 2019 Super League Cup, in a match that was played at the José María Minella Stadium in Mar del Plata. , with the victory of the cast of Avellaneda by 2 to 0.

As for this Saturday’s game, if it ends tied in regulation time, an extension of 30 minutes will be played, in two halves of 15 each and, if equality persists, the champion will be defined by penalties.

Domínguez evaluates making changes

Colón comes from losing the classic Santa Fe by 3 to 0 against the Visiting Union and on Thursday the alarms had been lit after confirming that a deputy who visited the campus tested positive for coronavirus and there was a risk that one of the footballers or member of the coaching staff headed by Eduardo Domínguez.

Finally, the swabs were negative, Domínguez has all the players and is evaluating making some variants, including the entry of Alexis Castro or Lucas Beltrán by Cristian Ferreira.

In addition, footballer Eric Meza will replace Facundo Mura in the right sector, while Gonzalo Piovi had a discomfort on the left and, in case he does not arrive in optimal conditions, his replacement would be Nahuel Gallardo.

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Gallardo did not confirm the team

River comes from drawing in his visit to Atlético Tucumán 1 to 1 with an alternative team and coach Marcelo Gallardo did not confirm the team that will seek a new title under his charge, but it would be similar to the one he played in previous Professional League matches.

Although Gallardo still did not give clues, the unknown is to know who will play as a central midfielder since Enzo Pérez left vacant since the match against Platense in which he suffered an elbow dislocation.

In the following matches the coach used both Bruno Zuculini and Leonardo Ponzio and both performed correctly, but it is estimated that the former Racing would be the one who would start as a starter in Santiago del Estero.


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