His name appeared as part of Team A that would face, in the first half, the cast of Leonardo Ponzio and company. River fans hoped to see him again with Marcelo Gallardo’s shorts, reissuing old epic nights at the Monumental and in this case being part of the tribute match to the eternal captain. Nevertheless, the current DT of the Millionaire was left with the desire to throw magic in Núñez… What happened?
Gallardo, in civilian clothes at the Monumental. photo Marcelo Carroll
When the deté entered the playing field of the Monumental, what is repeated every weekend that River plays there was experienced: the “Muñeeeco, Muñeeeco” came down from each of the stands and MG thanked. And he did it dressed as a civilian, as if making it clear that the chance to wear the boots would be pending for another opportunity…
The formations of the Ponzio farewell teams.
And that was due to a physical issue that drags MG. It happens that River’s coach He would have some pain in one of his knees, so he preferred not to be on the field of play although from the other side of the line: Gallardo was part of the coaching staff at Ponzio’s farewell.
For example, it must be remembered that two months ago Muñeco himself had a muscular discomfort after having played a picadito in the week before his River visited Aldosivi, at the end of September. And that came to light basically because the DT was seen limping at the Minella… This time the body also took its toll and deprived him of being on the court.
River fans and Ponzio’s emotion
Ponzio, excited. photo Marcelo Carroll
Leonardo Ponzio’s farewell match at River Plate’s Monumental Stadium. photo Marcelo Carroll