Scocco, Barboza & Alario give River Plate friendly win over Orlando City (VIDEO)


River Plate’s preseason has taken them to the United States and in their first friendly in Florida, Marcelo Gallardo’s side defeated Orlando City 3-1 thanks to goals from Ignacio Scocco, Alexander Barboza and Lucas Alario.

The eleven that started had the look of a River second string eleven but despite falling behind early came back to lead after Scocco and Barboza forced the ball home from set-pieces.

Initial XI: Augusto Batalla; Gonzalo Montiel, Alexander Barboza, Luciano Lollo, Camilo Mayada; Exequiel Palacios, Iván Rossi, Denis Rodríguez, Tomás Andrade; Carlos Auzqui, Ignacio Scocco

After the break, Gallardo fielded an entirely different eleven and it gave some indication of how River may line-up after the new additions of German Lux, Javier Pinola and Enzo Pérez.

Lucas Alario tapped in the only goal in this half in what proved to be a useful workout for River ahead of their Copa Libertadores second leg against Guraraní on August 8th.

River XI: Germán Lux; Jorge Moreira, Jonatan Maidana, Javier Pinola, Milton Casco; Leonardo Ponzio, Ignacio Fernández, Enzo Pérez, Ariel Rojas; Gonzalo Martínez; Lucas Alario


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