With a doublet of the ‘Hummingbird' and three assists from the '10', Marcelo Gallardo's squad started losing 3-2, but ended up coming back 4-3 in the first game of the Triangular Internacional Sodimac in Chile
The Colombian couple from River Plate, Miguel Borja and Juan Fernando Quintero, started this Wednesday, November 9, in the debut of the millionaire team in the end-of-season friendly tournament Sodimac International Triangular Match that takes place at the Sausalito Stadium, located in Viña del Mar (Chile).
Miguel Ángel scored his tenth goal with River Plate against < b>Colo Coloof Chile and in just 12 minutes the Argentine squad already defeated the locals 2-0 with the goal of Pablo Solari, forward of the Banda Cruzada with a past in the Santiago team.
< p class="paragraph">The coffee presence was essential to put the advantage in favor of the Buenos Aires team. That was how in the 9th minute Juanfer Quintero drove the ball in three quarters of the field and saw the unmarked. Hummingbird, who feinted with a cross shot in front of the Colocolino goalkeeper, but ended his move at the nearest post with a low charge:
Juanfer showed all his worth again after a recovery by Santiago Simón in which the ball came to him and he took the right moment to filter the assistance to Pablo Solari, who executed a lob on the post furthest from the Chilean goalkeeper as follows:
At minute 30, Colo Colo discounted against River with an own goal by Paulo Díaz arising from a cross ball sent by Gabriel Suazo:
The 2-2 of the game was the work of a set piece collected by Marco Rojas who could perfectly place Emiliano Amor to beat River's marks and goalkeeper Ezequiel Centurión:
After recovering the ball at the start, Óscar Opazo was able to cross and find Esteban Pavez to define Colo Colo's third goal at 33' at the far post. In just three minutes, the Chilean team came from behind in the friendly game against River:
River found the answer to its best game in the 55th minute when Fernando Quintero starred in an extraordinary run from midfield after a long serve by Centurión and saved a ball in the Colo Colo area to assist Pablo Solari in the 3- Match 3:
Borja pushed the ball that sentenced the final 3-4 after a cross from Pablo Solari down the right side of the field. The Colombian striker with a past in Palmeiras and Junior de Barranquilla marked the second in his personal account and the tenth since he arrived in Núñez on July 11 of this year:
The match for Borja and Quintero it ended in the 74th minute with the entrances of Lucas Beltrán and Matías Suárez simultaneously.
River prevailed in a frenetic match 4-3 thanks to goals from Miguel Borja (2) and Pablo Solari (2). The great figure of the day was Juanfer Quintero, who participated in all the conquests of the Millionaire with precise assists. Paulo Díaz, against, Emiliano Amor and Esteban Pavez scored for Colo Colo.
The game was not exempt from controversy after in the first additional minute of the regulation 90', Gaby Costa fell into the River area and the central judge Roberto Tobar ignores the alleged penalty. All of Colo Colo claimed the maximum penalty, but the referee warned that Leandro González Pírez had made a clean save.
Next Saturday, November 12, River will play in the same stadium against Real Betis Balompié de España, where the Chilean engineer Manuel Pellegrini hopes to officiate at home, acting as technical director of the Andalusian team, current champion of the Copa del Rey and qualified for the round of 16 of the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League.