Updated at 03/27/2023 8:16 am 03/27/2023 2:20 am
Three days, two trips. Martín Demichelis did not finish taking the clothes from the suitcase, which he had already put back together in order to reach the plane again. It is because after the flight to Salta on Saturday to play a friendly against U. Chile (a 4-3 victory with the rewards of many young people), on Monday afternoon he went to live in Luque to draw the record of the Copa Libertadores, the first. which he himself directs in his life.
In the same plane that left the San Fernando airport at 2:30 and landed in the Paraguayan city, where the Conmebol has its headquarters, also traveled the top managers of the club: president Jorge Brito, two vice-presidents, Matías Patanian and Ignacio Villarroel; and the Sports Director, Enzo Francescoli. A large delegation, which had particularity: it is the first time in more than eight years that the river coach has drawn the Cup.
Demichelis made the trip to draw the record, which Gallardo never did (River Press)
Indeed, what Demichelis will do this Monday from 9:00 am will make a difference with Marcelo Gallardo, who preferred not to be part of these events organized by Conmebol for his personal plan. Micho’s reasons for going? He feels that he has to represent the club by drawing from DT, a protocol he assimilated and took for granted in Europe, where he trained and learned as a coach.
That is why they are already in Luque Micho together with Jorge Brito, Matías Patanian, Ignacio Villarroel and Enzo Francescoli, on a night in which they certainly want a more or less accessible group that will allow them to start again without the inconveniences so desired. on the way to eternal glory.
River, on the bass drum 1
Beat the drums for the Libertadores.
Because of the Conmebol order – will be obtained in the next years -, River will be seeded with Flamengo (immediately to Group A for the last champion), Palmeiras, Boca, Nacional, Paranaense, Independiente del Valle and Olimpia. In the period of the group, which will begin on April 4 and end on June 29, it will have one rival from each of the remaining drums, with a great declaration that it cannot be from the Argentines;
Drum 2: Libertad, Atlético Nacional, Internacional, Barcelona, Racing (you can’t touch him), Corinthians, Colo-Colo and Fluminense.
Drum 3: Bolívar, Fortissimus, Melgar, Alianza Lima, Argentinos (you can’t touch him), Metropolitanos, Aucas and Monagas.
Drum 4: Liverpool, Deportivo Pereira, Ublense, Patronato (which you can’t touch), Atlético Mineiro, Independiente Medellín, Cristal and Cerro Porteño.