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The ball is rolling again in the Copa Libertadores! Sao Paulo welcomes the River Plate team to the restart, which has been long-awaited not only by the fans in South America. The Brazilian-Argentine classic is the first competitive game for the guests after a break of more than half a year.
Tricolor is instead in a far more advanced competitive mode. Since mid-July only competitive games in the Campeonato Paulista and then numerous league games in the domestic Serie A have been played. In view of this, the prognosis for the encounter in Morumbi between Sao Paulo and River Plate includes a home win (DNB).
The team of coach Fernando Diniz conceded a 1: 2 away defeat against Binacional from Peru in the first group game. However, the defeat was quickly ticked off: In the second match, a safe 3-0 home win against LDU Quito from Ecuador was achieved instead. However, these games were already around half a year ago.
In the meantime, coach Fernando Diniz’s team started in the Campeonato Paulista. In this competition, Sao Paulo was not very convincing. Already in the quarter-finals, completely surprisingly, the sails had to be canceled due to a defeat against Mirassol from the fourth-rate Serie D.
But things are now going very well in the championship that has started again: After ten match days, third place is taken. Despite the exclusion of spectators, the placement was mainly achieved in the home games: none of the six league games on their own territory so far have been lost (4-2-0).
The four-time Copa Libertadores winner suffered a painful final defeat against Flamengo last season. Up until a minute before the end of regular time, the players from the capital of Argentina were in the front, but then “Gabigol” scored twice at Mengao within three minutes.
Herewith he put on the lost Champion League final of Bayern against Manchester United in 1999 for “La Banda” in a new but no less brutal version. In the previous group matches, River Plate was again fickle. After an opening defeat with 0: 3 at LDU Quito, a show of power followed with 8: 0 against Binacional.
Coach Marcelo Gallardo, who can call himself the most successful coach in the history of the club with ten titles after winning the Recopa Sudamericana 2019, is likely to have only been annoyed at the beginning of the match. The reason was the negligent handling of the Millonarios with two unconverted penalties, which prevented a double-digit result.
Sao Paulo (Bra) vs River Plate (Arg) head to head matches
20.01.17 CF Sao Paulo River Plate 1 : 0 (0 : 0)
14.04.16 COP Sao Paulo River Plate 2 : 1
10.03.16 COP River Plate Sao Paulo 1 : 1
29.06.05 COP River Plate Sao Paulo 2 : 3
22.06.05 COP Sao Paulo River Plate 2 : 0