River Plate’s friendly against Independiente Rivadavia was suspended due to the Zonda wind alert in Mendoza

River Plate wanted to take advantage of the FIFA Date to play two friendlies (Télam)
River Plate wanted to take advantage of the FIFA Date to play two friendlies (Télam)

Finally there will be no friendly between River Plate e Independent Rivadavia de Mendoza. This was reported by the club Nunez this Thursday through a statement on their social networks after the alert was extended due to the Zonda wind in the Cuyo area.

“Due to the Zonda wind forecast in Mendoza and in order to preserve the safety of all the protagonists and fans, the authorities in charge decided the suspension of the friendly scheduled for this Friday against Independiente Rivadavia. The professional team will return to Buenos Aires this Thursday night,” reported the Millonario club.

The provincial government issued an orange alert for Friday due to the presence of strong gusts of wind. The forecast anticipates that the phenomenon would begin in the morning and then increase its speed to reach an average of 70 to 80 km/h shortly before noon. It would extend to San Rafael, General Alvear, Valle de Uco and Precordillera (severe gusts are expected).

The idea of Martin Demichelis was to use this match to give players who are not usually starters a feel, just as he did on Wednesday compared to Colo Colo in the 2-2 in Concepción. Because of the FIFA Date, several players from his squad left for their respective teams and that is why the coach found the perfect opportunity for others to take to the field.

It is worth remembering that River Plate He is the leader of Zone A of the League Cup and is virtually classified for the quarterfinals in the absence of a date. His next match will be against Instituto in the Monumental and unless he suffers a defeat and other results are obtained, he will access the next phase. The path to the final of the competition is settled in direct elimination brackets to a match on a neutral court.

For its part, Independent Rivadavia He saw this friendly as a way to say goodbye to his coach, Alfredo Berti, who announced that he will not renew his contract that expires at the end of the year. In addition, as a way to measure themselves against a team from the highest category since Lepra was champion of the Primera Nacional and in 2024 they will play in the Professional League for the first time in their history.

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