River Plate equalized 1-1 this Thursday against Sporting Cristal in the National Stadium of Limeby day 4 of the Group D of the Libertadores Cup.
In the plugin, Yoshimar Yotún put the local up, but the Millionaire equalized with Rodrigo Aliendro; Miguel Borja wasted a penalty for those directed by Martín Demichelisto whom the tie leaves a little played when it comes to having to pass the phasealthough he must play the two remaining games in Núñez.
With the triumph in Bolivia of The Strongest over the Fluminense leader, both teams were forced to seek victory in Lima so as not to be compromised in this group stage.
Boot, With a weak last line from River Plate, Franco Armani had to make an effort and became in protagonist to hold its arc at zero, first to reject brilliantly a point-blank header from Brazilian Brenner and then to control a shot from Alarcón.
With Enzo Pérez booked in the first minutes, the presence of Aliendro and Beltrán united as the only striker, the Millionaire arrived with a run by Ignacio Fernández that ended in nothing after deflecting on a defender and later with a free kick from the Uruguayan De la Cruz just deviated.
Little by little, River was balancing the process after a somewhat erratic start and warned again with another free kick, this time by “Nacho” Fernández. Now the one who stood out as a figure was the local goalkeeper Solís, who conjured up a good play led by De la Cruz and then drowned out Beltrán.
The process was intense and very entertaining. The Peruvians were deflatedas River took over the game and approached the rival goal with more and more danger. In that, Barco burst the crossbar. However, both went to rest with zero on their fences.
Already in the complement, Lora from the right threw a ball of air that did not presuppose greater danger, but with suspense he came very close to a post. And after an error in the Millionaire’s defense, Hohberg sent her to the stands. River warned again with De la Cruzwhile Borja’s entry gave him more dynamism in offense.
However, A blunder at Armani’s start allowed Captain Yotún to put the locals ahead. River was ready for the slap, but a grab Lutiger’s to Fernandez at the edge of the box -reviewed belatedly by the VAR – determined the penalty that Solís later saved the admitted Borja.
With one less due to the expulsion of Rafael Lutiger for a double yellow card, Sporting Cristal resolutely clung to the lead.
But Barco hit the crossbar again and on the rebound Aliendro equalized for River, who he went up with everything to win it, but in the end two dangerous arrivals from Grimaldo -the first hit a stickthe other was diluted- they ended up giving it life in a duel that ended in tumult and that anyone could win it.