Copa Sudamericana Preview: River Plate v Itagüí
By Analia Sordi
Estadio Luis Franzini de Montevideo
2nd Preliminary Round, 2nd Leg(0-1 Agg)
Referee: Ulises Mereles
River Plate is the only Uruguayan team left in the Sudamericana Cup. They are the only hope of the Uruguayan nation, which latley has become accustomed to having at least one team fighting at international championships.The "Darseneros" are coming into the match well rested as they have postponed last weekend's match against Cerro for the local tournament.
The Colombian team, Itagüí are prepared to face River Plate. This past weekend, for the Liga Postobon, The "Golden Eagles" defeated The Deportes Quindio by two goals. Being visitors will be no disadvantage as in the preliminary round , Itagüí defeated Juan Aurich 3-2. Then in the local league has won two out of three away matches.
RIVER PLATE: Damián Frascarelli, Luis Torrecilla, Cristian González, Flavio Córdoba, Lucas Olaza, Gabriel Marques, Hamilton Pereira, Bruno Montelongo, Cristian Techera, Sebastián Taborda y Michael Santos. Manager: Guillermo Almada.
ITAGÜÍ: Osvaldo Cabral, Carlos Arboleda, Javier López, Ervin Maturana, Elvis Mosquera, Yesid Mena, John Javier Restrepo, Geiler Mosquera, Luis Quiñónes, Víctor Cortés y Diego Cabrera. Manager: Jorge Luis Bernal.