The three spectacular saves by Franco Armani that kept River Plate on target against Tigre


River beat Tigre 1-0 as a visitor and one of the great people responsible for the millionaire triumph in Victoria was Franco Armani, vital to sustain the cast led by Martín Demichelis in play.

The match was not yet defined for either side. Both hinted at danger, but did not specify their chances. When he averaged the second half, Alexis Castro He put together a barbaric play as a left winger, tried to center and almost slipped the ball over Frank Armaniwho did not want to complicate and took it down over the crossbar.

From that same corner kick, Castro himself sent the ball into the area and found the head of Abel Luciatti, who headed point blank and was unable to beat the world champion goalkeeper who, on the day that marks two months since the conquest of the Selection in Qatar 2022, showed off in a big way in the goal of River Plate.

Until the 79th minute, the score was zero. Armani was responsible for maintaining the defense and Leandro González Pirez the author of the partial 1-0, which would later be final. And if it was, it was due to another wonderful apparition of the 1 millionaire. It was essential to lower the blind to the fence of those of Núñez, since on the hour he wallowed again to avoid Tigre’s equalizer in a providential way.

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* The cover of Franco Armani to prevent the equality of Tigre

A former mouth like Aaron Molinas He managed a maneuver on the right flank, reached the edge of the field of play and crossed back for the Paraguayan Blas Mercy, who had entered a while ago by Cristian Zabala. The Guaraní hit the near post and was unable to overcome the figure of the goalkeeper dressed in orange, who thus became one of the highlights of the match played at the stadium Jose Dellagiovanna.

These interventions served to leave behind the criticism directed at the 36-year-old goalkeeper, who had an irregular start to the season under the three sticks of the Millionaire. His performance in the defeat against Belgrano in Córdoba had raised doubts among the fans, but Armani demonstrated his absolute validity to sustain the result in the last moments and leave his team in third place in the championship, behind Lanús and Hurricane.

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