Riveralready classified and with the first place in Group F secured, will receive this Wednesday Lima Alliance from Peru for the sixth date of the Copa Libertadores. The objective of the Millionaire is to add three points that allow him to finish as one of the best winners of the stage and define in final instances of local.
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The meeting will take place at the Monumental Stadium from 19with the arbitration of the Colombian Jhon Ospina and televised by ESPN. At the same time they will define the second classified of the group Colo Colo and Fortress in Santiago del Chile.
The preview of River-Alianza Lima
After five dates, River is the leader of the area with 13 unitsFortaleza follows with 7 (balance 0), Colo Colo with 7 (-3) and Alianza Lima with 1. If the Brazilians tie in Chile, they will advance by better goal difference.
Marcelo Gallardo’s side barely missed two points so far in the group stage after drawing 1-1 at Fortaleza in Brazil.
Before the last date is played, Palmeiras is almost assured of first place with 15 units (in its last match it will receive the Venezuelan Táchira and should finish with 18) and making sure to define as local all the instances that it reaches, but the other positions are in doubt.
River and Flamengo from Brazil have 13 units and a balance of +8, Estudiantes have 13 with +7 and Atlético Mineiro 11 with +5. For River it will be important to win and by a good difference to be the second best first after Palmeiras. Thus, I would already be sure to define at home until a hypothetical semifinal.
The team coach Marcelo Gallardo will be able to fight goalkeeper Franco Armani and Tomás Pochettino, recovered after contracting coronavirus 10 days ago, as well as scorer Julián Álvarez.
Thus, Armani will replace the youthful Ezequiel Centurión, who replaced him against Colo Colo, and Pochettino could play in place of Santiago Simón or go to the substitute bench.
South American Cup: Independiente plays the round of 16 classification against Ceará
Independiente will receive from 9:30 p.m. to Ceará from Brazil and has the obligation to win by at least two goals to stay in first place in Group G and qualify for the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana. The duel can be seen by ESPN.
El Rojo has 12 units in the competition and has +11 goal difference, while Ceará has 15 points and +14. Only one will pass the round.
The only precedent between the two occurred on the first date when Independiente was defeated 2-1 as a visitor.
Independiente, champion of the South American in 2010 and 2017, will not be able to count on the Ecuadorian Juan Cazareswho was infected with coronavirus.