If there's something Guillermo Barros Schelotto can not say, his strikers are goals. In fact, 13 of the last 15 points of his team were transferred to the attackers.
However, perhaps due to excessive variants, the head coach doubts Mouth Juniors to do it RiverThe plate in the historic finale of Copa Libertadores is at the center of his attack: Dario Benedetto or Ramón "Wanchope" Ábila.
From your arrival to Mouth, Benedetto quickly gained fan love "xeneizes" thanks to goals and temperament.
In its 34 Super League games, "Pipa" has scored 30 goals that have overtaken the start Mouth Martin Palermo's best shooter and Cristian Pavón's pair, who remembered that Palermo and Guillermo Barros Schelotto had joined the successful front at the end of the 1990s.
But everything changed in the afternoon on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Before the race and at La Bomboner, Benedetto had a bad fall to break the front cross in his right knee and the stadium was silent with concern.
Injuries, one of the most serious footballers suffered, have taken him from the court for nine months, and have rid himself of the possibility of competing in the World Cup in Argentina with Argentina.
First "Wanchope" matches with shirt Mouth they were not as prolific as their partner. He came to the club with the support of Daniel Angelici and his friend Carlos Tevez, but it did not seem to be Barroso Schelott's priority.
Just like Benedetto's injury was an unexpected shot for the team, it also meant a great opportunity for the former hurricane and Cruzeiro who knew how to seize their opportunities with the aim and surprising help they gave Mouth triumphs in the last minutes of several matches.
Abil, on several occasions with Palermo for his opportunist and apparent lack of technical skills, became the holder of "9" and led the classification of his team to the final examples of the continental competition.
He was recovering from the accident, Benedetto did not expect to return. Lack of pace, inaccurate progress and mostly dry goals, "Pipa" showed a worrying football realm that raised doubts in the football world and strengthened "Wanchope" before MouthWill it be the same again? "They all asked.
However, his stellar return to the goal in the Libertadores semifinal against Palmeiras, in which he achieved three crucial goals to enter as a substitute, returned the protagonist and lost confidence. "Pipa, Pipa", fans Mouth on Saturday against Tigre in La Bomboner, after the attacker was replaced by Cristian Espinoza.
"I felt I forgot to play, but I got the confidence I missed," TyC Sports recently told Benedetto.
The series against the Brazilian team provided some answers to "Mellizo" Barros Schelotto. Besides Benedetto taking all the glimpses, both players played in different ways: one held the ball, tired of the opponents' opponents, and became the second match; and the other, Benedetto, who entered the end of both matches to complete it. This can be a recipe that was previously used by Barros Schelotto River,
Can you play together? It does not seem to be the idea of a "xeneize" coach, whose tactical scheme consists of four defenders, three middle and three strikers, two of which are on the outside and one in the center or one outside, the other inside and the third outside. more back maybe, some urgency during the final makes him play with the two forwards together.
In addition to what the coach chooses, Mouth he will have more insulting power than ever before. Especially if it is taken into account in the three games that have taken place against this in 2018 River and on the international crosses Copa Sudamericana 2014 and Libertadores 2015, also against his classic rival, could not convert a single goal. Can Benedetto and "Wanchope" smash the bar?