Saturday, September 18, 2010

No Rest For The Weary

Considering Newell's Old Boys just played a match in the Copa Sudamericana, along with the second leg of that tournament's match up against Estudiantes scheduled with in a few days time, one might expect Roberto Sinsini to give a few key players a rest during tommorow's league match at home against River Plate. Not so, say my sources, the expected lineup only sees one change over the team that took a slime 1-0 win against Estudiantes on Thursday. The only change is, of course, that Rolando Schiavi will be available to play. Here's what is expecting to see:

Sebastián Peratta
Agustín Alayes, Rolando Schiavi, Gabriel Cichero
Luciano Vella, Diego Mateo, Lucas Bernardi, Marcelo Estigarribia
Mauro Formica
Mauricio Sperduti, Iván Borghello.

If it were up to me, I'd be looking at Ignacio Fideleff, and possibly Franco Dolci to relieve either Mateo, Bernardi, or both. Diego and Lucas make a wonderful double 5, but both are getting older, and could probably benefit from a bit of a rest. Same could be said for Borghello, and I wouldn't mind seeing Daniel Salvatierra get a chance from the opening whistle.

Speaking of Salvatierra, does anyone know how old this guy is, or where he's from? Even on the team's official website the only thing listed is his nationality.

The expected lineup for River Plate:

Juan Pablo Carrizo
Paulo Ferrari, Alexis Ferrero, Jonathan Maidana, Carlos Arano
Roberto Pereyra, Matías Almeyda, Josepmir Ballón
Erik Lamela, Ariel Ortega
Rogelio Funes Mori

Missing from River will be young Diego Buonanotte, who is facing manslaughter charges due to last December's car accident which left three of his friends dead. He hasn't quite been the same player sense recovering from the injuries that he suffered in the incident, and certainly there had to be some psychological effects from such an event. Now he has to go before the courts and defend himself, and could indeed face prison time. He may not be a Lepra, but I wouldn't wish this sort of thing to happen to even the worst of the Sinas...


Anonymous said...

Hi!I don't speak english David,I was born a Rosario, but currently living in Italy. Daniel Salvatierra is 21 years old. He was born a Rosario ( in barrio Belgrano).
I like your's Blog, regards!

David Phillips said...

Grazie! Nice to hear from a Rosarino in Italy.