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%.
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.
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′).
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.