The path of River’s stunning victory against Boca in the superclásico continues with the joy of the Senior category of the millionaire club. Núñez’s team won the title with a 10-0 defeat of Platense at the River Camp in Ezeiza. The campaign was so strong that the team signed two dates in advance. Therefore, the team of old glories led by Máximo Eliseo Gallardo, Marcelo’s father, reached 45 points and 12 more than their guard, Estudiantes de La Plata. In 19 games they won 14, drew three and lost the remaining two, with a total of 56 goals.
But the big moment of the day came 26 minutes into the second half, when Ariel Ortega scored a goal reminiscent of his best time at River and the Argentine national team: he ran around the area from left to right and, at the height of the crescent, he shot the goal so that the ball went over the goalkeeper, who was ahead, and hit the far post. In addition to Burrito, Rodrigo Mora (3), Alejandro Chori Domínguez (2), Diego Barrado, Walter Acevedo, Wilson Severino and Matías Ramírez scored against Platense. The lineup stopped by Muñeco’s father was formed with: Crivelli; Ariel Franco, Bezruk, Tula, Abelairas; Umbides, Acevedo, Barrado; Ortega Dominguez and Mora.
It’s part of Ortega’s DNA, part of Ortega’s football record. He has achieved unforgettable goals by shooting the goalkeeper throughout his career, as he did in the Monumental against Ferro (1996), Belgrano (2000), San Lorenzo (2006) and Chacarita (2009), as even in a friendly against River against Everton in 2009, the great goal of the Argentine team against Ireland in the Passarella cycle (1998) and another unforgettable one in the Sampdoria shirt, in the resounding victory against Inter in 1999.
Before the Superclásico, River’s idol gave an interview to TyC Sports, where he assured that the Millionaire continues to be “the best in soccer in Argentina” and also gave his support to Martín Demichelis. Regarding the coach, he commented: “I saw him a lot. Two months ago he won the Argentine championship in his first experience, but the River keeps asking you, no matter how much one of the River teams, you must always win. He gained experience, he may have made mistakes but he had the quality to win the first tournament he managed. I hope it goes well, it’s a young coaching staff that River knows and knows what people want.