This meeting does not come at the best moment to the cast millionaire. Those led by Marcelo Gallardo come from being left out in the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup after losing on penalties to Boca in the Superclásico and losing to Godoy Cruz last weekend (before he tied against Huracán at home). After five days, those of Núñez accumulate 7 units, which places them in the twelfth position, four behind the Independent leader.
At the international level, River also had to suffer to reach this stage. In the group stage they suffered more than necessary to take second place in Group D, behind Fluminense. The Argentine club, due to a major coronavirus outbreak, achieved a key victory over Independiente Santa Fe (Enzo Pérez, injured, served as goalkeeper) to achieve its mission.