Gallardo will keep another record in the Superclásico

The River Plate coach, Marcelo Gallardo, He will play Superclásico number 24 since he took over as head of the team in June 2014, and will increase the historical record of being the coach with the most games against Boca in history.

Gallardo left behind Renato Cesarini, who had added 22 matches, and Ramón Díaz with 17, and even surpassed historical Boca coaches such as Mario Fortunato, Juan Carlos Lorenzo and Carlos Bianchi.

While his name sounded again in Barcelona and with the uncertainty about whether Sunday’s game at the Monumental will be the last against Boca Juniors of this stage, the coach wants to win his first match for local tournaments at the Monumental.

Since that 1-1 in the rain with the goal of German Pezzella Heading, on the hour, played on October 5, 2014 by the Transition Tournament, River received half a dozen times to Boca, with three draws and three defeats.

However, with the five direct eliminations in heads-up that They put aside the bad streak in the local tournaments, Gallardo built his eternal glory in the Monumental because he beat him for Sudamericana 2014, Libertadores 2015 and 2019.

The statistics numbers show that parity is the same as always with seven wins for River and seven for Boca, with the exception that the last crosses were won by his greatest rival on penalties.

The difference is the River brand at the international level, where they played eight times in the heads up for Conmebol tournaments And it always happened, with four wins, three draws and only one defeat that was celebrated anyway in 2019. The most significant for the River fan, although it could not be played at the Monumental but in Madrid, was the historic final of the Copa Libertadores 2018.

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In local AFA tournaments they had ten crosses with only two River triumphs, both away, four draws and four wins for Boca. In National Cups, the team once won the final of the Argentine Super Cup in 2018.

Gallardo cemented his strength as a coach and all these years of continuity without surprises, in large part, by those hand in hand against Boca, while the rival has already passed five coaches and two presidents.

Rodolfo Arruabarrena, William Barros Schelotto, Gustavo Alfaro and Miguel Russo were Boca’s technicians in the Gallardo era, which also with their triumphs ended Daniel’s stage Angelici and the macrismo in the club’s presidency.

The squad trained in the afternoon at the Ezeiza campus, and the defender Hector Martinez he was ruled out for Sunday because he did not recover from a tear in his left thigh. In this way, Robert Rojas, that replaced him before Newell’s, Arsenal and Central Córdoba, could continue in the bottom line of the team with Franco Armani, Milton Casco, Paulo Diaz and Fabrizio Angileri.


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