River’s technical director, Martín Demichelis, added Marcelo Gallardo’s son, Matías, to the practice of the first team at the River Camp in Ezeizaone of the hooks of the reserve that had already worked with the professional team last season.
Matias Gallardo, 19 years old, who in 2022 joined the reserve division team, was called up to train with the professional squad along with 19-year-old central defender Leandro Peña Biafore -brother of Felipe, the midfielder who is on loan at Arsenal- and striker Alexis Araujo , of 18 years. The three juniors participated in the physical routine and the work with the ball, in a usual methodology for the youth to have contact with the first division. Leandro Peña Biafore, meanwhile, could not complete the tasks since he suffered a severe blow to his left ankle and the medical staff decided to carry out studies to determine the degree of the injury.
Nahuel Gallardo, Matías’ older brother He was also a member of River’s professional team led by his father, but was unable to establish himself as a starterfor which it was transferred on loan to Defense and Justice (2020/21), Colón (2021/22) and Once Caldas de Colombia (until July of this year).
On the other hand, before the start of training, Elias Gomez withdrew to his home due to slight lines of fever, while less workload was planned for Miguel Borja and Santiago Simonwho trained at high intensity on Monday.
As for the team that could face Sarmiento on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. in Junin, there was no tactical work, but It is estimated that Demichelis will not make changes, neither in names nor in the system, after the good performance he had against Godoy Cruz at the Monumental. Thus, the formation would go out again with Armani; Casco, González Pírez, Paulo Díaz and Enzo Díaz; Aliendro and Enzo Perez; Ignacio Fernández, De la Cruz, Paradela and Beltrán. they would go to the bank Matias Suarez, who was not summoned before the people of Mendoza, and Emanuel Mammana, who entered the list but was left out of the bank.