On Mon Mar 20th, in week 8, River Plate will travel to Junín to battle Sarmiento in a clash of these two extremely mismatched Superliga teams. The game day is forecasted to be a cloudy but warm day with daytime temperatures of 22 degrees, a perfect day for football. In their last match, Sarmiento recorded a 0-1 loss against Racing Club. Rojas Romero struck first for Racing Club in the 45th minute, and that was all the excitement the two teams could muster In the end, Sarmiento was frustrated by Racing Club’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Racing Club ended the match with the shutout victory. Sarmiento is looking for direction having earned 11 points in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, 2nd placed River Plate, recorded a 3-0 shutout win against Godoy Cruz. Lucas Beltrán struck first for River Plate in the 29th minute on a feed from Ignacio Fernández, then Lucas Beltrán added another in the 61st minute on a penalty shot At the end of 90 a dissapointed Godoy Cruz couldn’t manage to score, and River Plate took the shutout win. With 18 points in their last 10 matches River Plate should be reasonably happy with their performance.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season, so it will be interesting how the match turns out. Last season these teams were evenly matched with 1 win each.
River Plate’s most prolific scorer has been Lucas Beltrán. The Argentinian attacker has netted 3 goals over the last 5 matches. Sarmiento is lucky enough to have a few offensive weapons, with Lucas Melano and Javier Toledo each having 2 goals in their last 5.