Colombian Rift scored a great goal from a stalled ball that served to unlock the game, but also to break a long string of games without a goal from a free kick.
River Squad has football players with great feet and a remarkable punch. However, there was one type of karma that persisted over time and that attracted powerful attention: he could not score from a direct free kick. You have to go back to April 11, 2021 and find the latest cry like this. Author? Fabrizio Angileri, a player who is no longer with the club. This was in a 3–2 win against Colon de Santa Fe at the Monument, when matches were still being played behind closed doors due to COVID-19.
The stripes are broken and this Sunday night the long-awaited day arrived in La Paternal. Juan Fernando Quintero entered the complement to unlock a game that was climbing for the millionaires and a free kick at the door of the field was a perfect opportunity to break the 0-0 of a fairly normal process. The Colombian crack, with his excellent left foot, nailed the ball against Lanzilotta’s left post and set up the first gap for Greatest. A noble goal that served to break the curse of about a year and a half.
Beyond the goal inspiring to win at La Paternal, Juanfer Quintero ends a nearly perfect week, in which he managed to cut two streaks in five days. He scored a brilliant goal with a corner kick last Wednesday in La Rioja. He thus became not only the third player in River’s history to score in this way, but also an Olympic goal after 70 years. The last time Felix Lostau scored was in 1952.