Defensor Sporting tops River Plate 1-0 with a goal scored by A. Balboa

MONTEVIDEO. Defensor Sporting beats River Plate 1-0 after A. Balboa scored just 1 goal (41').

Defensor Sporting tops River Plate 1-0 with a goal scored by A. Balboa

MONTEVIDEO. Defensor Sporting beats River Plate 1-0 after A. Balboa scored just 1 goal (41′). River Plate lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (58%).

Defensor Sporting remained with 10 players after G. Camargo received a double yellow card in the 90′.

The match was played at the Parque Federico Omar Saroldi stadium in Montevideo on Sunday and it started at 10:00 am local time. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 13.1 degrees Celsius or 55.51 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 54%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 58 Ball Possession 42
Shots
  • 8 Total 8
  • 1 On Target 5
  • 7 Off Target 3
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 103 Attack 82
  • 71 Dangerous attack 49
  • 0 Ball safe 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 7 Corners 2
Fouls
  • 2 Yellow Cards 5
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 1

Ball possession

River Plate had a strong ball possession 58% while Defensor Sporting was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

River Plate was putting more pressure with 71 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 1 were on target. Notwithstanding, Defensor Sporting was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

River Plate shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Defensor Sporting shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

River Plate received 3 yellow cards (M. Montiel, G. Viera and M. Alfonso). On the opposite side, Defensor Sporting received 6 yellow cards (G. Freitas, A. Balboa, A. Sant’Anna, G. Camargo, G. Camargo and N. Rossi).

Also, Defensor Sporting didn’t end the match with 11 players after G. Camargo (Defensor Sporting) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

Match Timeline

18'
22'
32'
41'
42'
46'
45'
Gonzalo Viera- Yellow
45'
45'
60'
Matias Alfonso- sub ->M. Montiel
61'
61'
Joaquín Lavega- sub ->M. Ocampo
80'
81'
Anderson Duarte- sub ->M. Abaldo
81'
Facundo Bernal- sub ->L. De los Santos
Matias Alfonso- Yellow
86'
88'
88'
Yefferson Quintana- sub ->F. Elizari
90'
90'
90'
Nicolás Rossi- Yellow

Standings

After this match, River Plate will stay with 21 points like Wanderers to hold in the 8th place. On the other side, Defensor Sporting will have 20 points to remain in the 10th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Primera Division, River Plate will host Torque on the 29th of October with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Torque (6 draws).

Defensor Sporting will host Rentistas on the 29th of October with a 7-4 head to head record in favor of Defensor Sporting (5 draws).

River Plate – Formation

River Plate
G
Salvador Ichazo 1.Uruguay
D
Maxi Pereira 16.Uruguay
D
Santiago Brunelli 3.Uruguay
D
Horacio Salaberry 4.Uruguay
D
Marcos Montiel 17.Uruguay
61' 32'
M
Walter Clar 37.Paraguay
90'
M
Ramiro Cristobal 8.Uruguay
M
Matias Ocampo 7.Uruguay
80'
M
61'
F
Pablo López 14.Uruguay
60'
F
Thiago Borbas 9.Uruguay
Substitutes
G
Fabrizio Correa 25.Uruguay
D
Ricardo Chopitea 20.Uruguay
D
Robert Herrera 26.Uruguay
D
Gonzalo Viera 13.Uruguay
45'
M
V. Adamo 32.Uruguay
90'
M
Matias Alfonso 6.Uruguay
61' 86'
M
Gonzalo Castro 11.Uruguay
61'
M
Tiago Galletto 5.Uruguay
F
Joaquín Lavega 19.Uruguay
80'
F
Nicolás Sosa 23.Uruguay
60' 45'

River Plate started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Gustavo Díaz Domínguez decided to play with the following team: Salvador Ichazo, Maxi Pereira, Santiago Brunelli, Horacio Salaberry, Walter Clar, Marcos Montiel, Ramiro Cristobal, Matias Ocampo, Pablo López, Jonathan Urretaviscaya and Thiago Borbas.

The home team had on the bench: Fabrizio Correa, Ricardo Chopitea, Robert Herrera, Gonzalo Viera, Valentin Nicolas Adamo Reyes, Matias Alfonso, Chori Castro, Tiago Galletto, Joaquín Lavega and Nicolás Sosa.

Substitutions

River Plate made 5 changes: M. Montiel for M. Alfonso (61′), J. Urreta for (61′), M. Ocampo for J. Lavega (80′), W. Clar for V. Adamo (90′) and W. Clar for V. Adamo (90′).

Defensor Sporting – Formation

Defensor Sporting
G
Nicolás Rossi 1.Uruguay
90'
D
Matías Rocha 4.Uruguay
22'
D
Facundo Mallo 26.Uruguay
D
G. Camargo 33.Uruguay
90'
D
Agustín Sant'Anna 17.Uruguay
45'
M
Lucas de los Santos 24.Uruguay
81'
M
Gonzalo Freitas 16.Uruguay
18'
M
Fernando Elizari 8.Argentina
88'
M
Agustín Ocampo 7.Uruguay
88'
F
Matias Abaldo 19.Uruguay
81'
F
Adrián Balboa 11.Uruguay
42' Goals41'
Substitutes
G
Matías Dufour 23.Uruguay
D
Sebastián Boselli 25.Uruguay
D
Alan Matturro 13.Uruguay
22'
D
Yefferson Quintana 14.Uruguay
88'
D
Renzo Rabino 22.Uruguay
M
Francisco Barrios 29.Uruguay
M
Facundo Bernal 5.Uruguay
81'
M
S. Scotto 6.Uruguay
88'
F
Anderson Duarte 10.Uruguay
81'
F
Alvaro Navarro 20.Uruguay

Defensor Sporting started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

Marcelo Fabián Méndez Russo played with: Nicolás Rossi, Matías Rocha, Facundo Mallo, Gonzalo Camargo, Agustin Sant’Anna, Lucas Paul De los Santos, Gonzalo Freitas, Fernando Elizari, Matias Abaldo, Adrián Balboa and Agustín Ocampo.

These were the players on the bench: Matías Dufour, Juan Sebastian Boselli, Alan Matturro, Yefferson Quintana, Renzo Rabino, Francisco Barrios, Facundo Bernal, Santiago Scotto, Anderson Duarte and Alvaro Navarro.

Substitutions

Defensor Sporting made 5 changes: M. Rocha for A. Matturro Romero (22′), L. de los Santos for F. Bernal (81′), M. Abaldo for A. Duarte (81′), A. Ocampo for S. Scotto (88′) and F. Elizari for A. Quintana (88′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Primera Division.​