Visitors leave Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti with nothing

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River’s 2-1 win over CA Platense on Thursday, was hard fought at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. River were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against Patronato away and Estudiantes La Plata at home, by 1-0 and 5-0 respectively.

After an uneventful first half, River piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Nicolás De La Cruz gave them the lead, 60 minutes in. River looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Matias Suárez, 64 minutes in to establish a 2-0. in turn, then responded in the 70th minute, grabbing the lead with an effort from Mauro Zarate, seing the match finish 2-1.

Substitutions for River included Santiago Simon, Matias Suárez, Lucas Beltran and Leandro Gonzalez Pirez for Agustin Palavecino, Miguel Angel Borja, Juan Quintero and Emanuel Mammana, respectively.

Technical card:
River:Franco Armani, Marcelo Herrera, Javier Pinola, Emanuel Mammana (Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, min.61), Milton Casco, Juan Quintero (Lucas Beltran, min.46), Enzo Perez, Nicolás De La Cruz, Agustin Palavecino (Santiago Simon, min.46), Ezequiel Barco and Miguel Angel Borja (Matias Suárez, min.46)
CA Platense:Marcos Ledesma, Nicolas Jorge Morgantini (Mauro Zarate, min.65), Gaston Suso, Ramiro Gonzalez, Ayrton Costa, Ignacio Schor (Juan Cruz Esquivel, min.13), Franco Baldassarra (Federico Gino, min.81), Ivan Gomez, Carlos Villalba (Vicente Taborda, min.66), Franco Camargo and Jorge Benitez (Gonzalo Bergessio, min.65)
Stadium:Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
Goals:Nicolás De La Cruz (1-0, min. 60), Matias Suárez (2-0, min. 64) and Mauro Zarate (2-1, min. 70)