Soccer — FriendliesSunday, August 3, 2014
River draws in goal show
Ties 3-3 with Huracán; Boca defeats Quilmes 1-0
River Plate and Huracán played an entertaining friendly that finished 3-3 one week before the start of the new Argentine season. Juan Manuel Martínez scored the winning goal in Boca Juniors’ 1-0 victory over Quilmes.
Argentine champion River Plate drew 3-3 with Huracán from the National B Division in a friendly at the Tomás A. Ducó stadium yesterday.
Lucás Boyé, Osmar Ferreyra and Carlos Sánchez scored for Marcelo Gallardo’s team, while Germán Mandarino, Cristian Milla (twice) netted for the host.
They played two halves of 40 minutes each and River’s team was: Marcelo Barovero, Augusto Solari, Jonatan Maidana, Ramiro Funes Mori, Leonel Vangioni; Sánchez, Leonardo Ponzio, Ferreyra; Manuel Lanzini; Rodrigo Mora and Boyé.
Matías Kranevitter, Ariel Rojas and Leonardo Pisculichi entered for River during the second half.
River will make its debut in the Transition Tournament next week against Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.
Its archrival Boca Juniors won 1-0 against friendly at La Bombonera stadium with Juan Manuel Martínez scoring the goal.
Former Vélez Sarsfield and Corinthians forward Martínez returned to the first team after new signing Jonathan Calleri suffered an injury during a training session on Friday.
Captain Daniel “Cata” Díaz was not part of the team either, as he clashed with Calleri and is still recovering.
Carlos Bianchi’s team was: Agustín Orión; Hernán Grana, Lisandro Magallán, Juan Forlín, Nahuel Zárate; Cristian Erbes, Fernando Gago, Federico Bravo, Federico Carrizo; Martínez and Emmanuel Gigliotti.
Boca will start the season against Newell’s Old Boys at home, while Quilmes will visit Rosario Central.
Independiente, preparing itself for its first tournament since it returned to top-flight soccer, drew 1-1 with Temperley at the Libertadores de América stadium in Avellaneda.
The team from the National B Division went ahead with a goal scored by former Racing player Juan Dinneno, while goalkeeper Diego Rodríguez equalized for the Reds with a penalty.
Colombia captain during the World Cup in Brazil, Mario Yepes, became Independiente’s fifth signing during the preseason. The former River Plate and Milan will play for the team from Avellaneda for 12 months on loan.
Meanwhile, Vélez suffered another defeat. The team coached by José “Turu” Flores lost 2-0 against Argentinos Juniors, which did not have Juan Román Riquelme in its squad.
Herald staff with agencies