In one of the more enticing matches in group C of the Copa Libertadores Independiente Medellin will host River Plate at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (5:00 PM Pacific). Both teams are among the best in their respective countries and should produce a great match on Wednesday.
Independiente Medellin is currently in first place in the Colombian League with 22 points, having won seven games, drawing once and only losing once. ‘El Rojo Paisa’ is currently on a nice winning streak having won four straight matches in the Colombian League, having scored 11 goals in this good run of form. Juan Fernando Quintero is perhaps the most intriguing player on the Colombian side having scored two goals in the last game for the club.
Quintero has had a solid career playing in Portugal and France and being a creative player that can generate good attack. Medellin has been amazing at home so far domestically, getting five wins and scoring 13 goals, while only allowing three goals. Home-field advantage can also be a huge factor that influences this match.
River Plate has had a shaky season in the Argentine Primera Division in eighth place with 23 points, way behind the team’s usual expectations. The Argentine giants will look to salvage something from this season by having a strong Copa Libertadores campaign. Head coach, Marcelo Gallardo does play an attractive possession-based style of play, having over 60 percent possession in its last two games.
The main player to watch for the Argentine side in this match will be 21-year-old, Sebastian Driussi who has had a breakout season, already with 10 goals in the Argentine Primera Division. The game should be one of the best in Wednesday’s group stage play of the Copa Libertadores, presenting a hard-fought, exciting duel.
How to Watch Independiente Medellin vs River Plate
The Independiente Medellin vs River Plate match will be broadcast this Wednesday, March 15 at 5:00 PM Pacific:
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