CAPITAL FEDERAL. Banfield beat River Plate to win 2-1. It was Banfield to strike first with a goal of A. Cabrera at the 27′. Then it was a goal in the 71′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Palacios gave the win to Banfield in the 73′ minute with a goal. River Plate was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (71%).
The match was played at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Capital Federal on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Nicolás Ramírez with the support of Ezequiel Brailovsky and Eduardo Lucero. The 4th official was Franco Acita.
River Plate was in firm control of the ball 71% while Banfield was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
River Plate was more pushing with 87 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Banfield was capable to find the solution to win this match.
River Plate shot 22 times, 6 on target, 16 off target. On the other side, Banfield shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.
River Plate received 1 yellow card (N. De La Cruz). On the opposite side, Banfield received 3 yellow cards (A. Cabrera, J. Palacios and N. Domingo).
After this contest, River Plate will stay with 29 points to gain in the 8th place. On the other side, Banfield will have 25 points like Defensa y Justicia and Argentinos Juniors to sit in the 15th place.
In the next match in the Superliga, River Plate will host Talleres Córdoba on the 24th of September with a 4-3 head to head in favor of Talleres Córdoba (0 draws).
Banfield will host Gimnasia La Plata on the 8th of October with a 7-0 head to head statistic in favor of Banfield (1 draw).
River Plate – Formation
River Plate started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
The manager Marcelo Daniel Gallardo decided to play with the following team: Franco Armani, Marcelo Herrera , Emanuel Mammana , Paulo Díaz , Elías Gómez , Bruno Zuculini , Santiago Simón , Nicolás de la Cruz , Agustín Palavecino , Pablo Solari and Lucas Beltrán .
The home team had on the bench: David Martínez, Esequiel Barco, Javier Pinola, Tomás Pochettino , Enzo Pérez, Milton Casco, Jonathan Maidana, José Paradela, Ezequiel Centurión, Matías Suárez , Leandro González Pírez and Miguel Borja .
River Plate made 4 changes: L. Beltran for M. Borja (56′), P. Solari for M. Suarez (69′), A. Palavecino for T. Pochettino (69′) and N. De La Cruz for E. Barco (83′).
Best player: Miguel Borja
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for River Plate was Miguel Borja.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 8 passes (50% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 4.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 56′.
Banfield – Formation
Banfield started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Claudio Alejandro Vivas played with: Facundo Cambeses, Emanuel Coronel , Alejandro Maciel , Luis Mago , Aarón Quirós , Julián Palacios , Lautaro Ríos , Alejandro Cabrera , Agustín Urzi , Juan Manuel Cruz and Ramiro Enrique .
The following players were sitting on the bench: José Álvarez, Mauricio Cuero , Erik Lopez, Andrés Chávez, Nicolás Bertolo, Enrique Bologna, Nicolás Domingo , Dylan Gissi , Matías González, Jesús Dátolo, Matías Romero and Luciano Abecasis.
Banfield made 4 changes: J. M. Cruz for N. Domingo (62′), J. Palacios for D. Gissi (75′), A. Quiros for J. Alvarez (75′) and A. Urzi for M. Cuero (75′).
Best player: Facundo Cambeses
The player that probably impressed the most for Banfield was the goalkeeper: Facundo Cambeses. His rating is 7.84. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Superliga.