The River Plate coach, Marcelo Gallardo, has not yet defined the changes in the team that will face Racing with the possibility of being champion this Thursday at the Monumental for date 22 of the Professional Football League.

Gallardo cannot count on Enzo Pérez, who has an elbow dislocation, nor on Milton Casco and Bruno Zuculini, who added the fifth yellow, but he hopes to have the injured Benjamin Rollheiser and Fabrizio Angileri who still do not have a medical discharge.

Rollheiser is still in doubt after completing three weeks of differentiated work due to the tear he had in his left quadriceps against Patronato and that prevented him from playing against Platense last weekend.

Angileri, meanwhile, had discomfort -until two weeks ago- in his left hamstring where he was torn twice and could return to the left back of the first team, something that happened for the last time against Banfield on date 15 (on October 9 ). Since then, Angileri barely completed a few minutes against Estudiantes and then he was always off the payroll since the tear when repeated continued to cause discomfort.

While in the middle zone, where the Doll lost the two central midfielders, the team captain, Leonardo Ponzio, has chances to play, who played 10 games throughout the year and only once started against Boca in May.

Then, Ponzio went about 4 months without playing due to myocarditis (after catching coronavirus) and this semester he played just five games, all entering from the bench and added 37 minutes. His last game was against Argentinos Jrs when he entered for Enzo Pérez.

The 39-year-old midfielder, who accumulated 3 minutes against Newell’s, 10 against Banfield, 7 with Boca, 10 with San Lorenzo and 7 against Argentinos, has a chance to start for the second time in the year where he can announce his retirement from football .

The other possibility that Gallardo handles is to play with Enzo Fernández as the central midfielder and Agustín Palavecino as a partner, as happened against Godoy Cruz, when despite the defeat the coach was satisfied.

In this way, another player with variants such as Jorge Carrascal, Rollheiser himself, and even José Paradela who played against Platense and had done so in that match against Tomba, would join the steering wheel area.



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