El Millonario stepped strong in Chile and reached three victories in a row at the beginning of the contest, thus equaling a cup mark achieved by Gallardo previous editions.
Although in the Professional League Cup he has not been exhibiting his best football version, the truth is that River walk steadily in the Liberators cup and last night he showed that again before Colo Colo. With the victory in Chilean lands, the Millionaire not only remained as the sole leader of Group F, but also reached a mark achieved by Marcelo Gallardo long ago.
Núñez’s team won three consecutive victories in the maximum continental tournament (he had already defeated Alianza Lima 1-0 in Peru and Fortaleza 2-0 in the Monumental) and thus he repeated the good start he had in the 2017 editionwhich until yesterday was the only time he had achieved this record with the Doll as DT.
Five seasons ago, in Group F, River began his path cupbearer with three joys in a row: overcame 3-1 Independent Medellin in Colombia under a deluge, won 4-2 against Melgar as a local and was dispatched with a great 2-1 victory against Emelec in Guayaquil.
Next Thursday, May 5, when he visits Fortaleza in Brazil, the Millionaire will try to continue along this victorious path to reach the fourth in a row and, in this way, surpass the mark he wrote with Gallardo. Will he be able to make it?
What remains for River in the Copa Libertadores
- 5/5, at 7:00 p.m. Fortress (V)
- 19/5, a las 21: vs. Colo Colo (L)
- 5/25, at 7:00 p.m. Lima Alliance (L)
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