Maidana: River want Real Madrid

first_imgRiver Plate defender Jonatan Maidana is eyeing a meeting with Real Madrid after his team’s Copa Libertadores success on Sunday.A 3-1 second-leg win over rivals Boca Juniors in Madrid saw River seal a 5-3 aggregate success.That sent Marcelo Gallardo’s men to the United Arab Emirates for the Club World Cup, where they will face ES Tunis, Al Ain or Team Wellington before a potential meeting with European champions Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Maidana said River were targeting a clash against the La Liga giants later this month.”Now we go for Real Madrid, our next goal,” the defender said, via TyC Sports.”We won a fair final, now to celebrate the achievement.” Lo mejor del 3-1 de @CARPoficial ante @BocaJrsOficial para consagrarse campeón de la #CONMEBOLLibertadores— CONMEBOL Libertadores (@Libertadores) December 10, 2018River had to come from behind in the second leg, Lucas Pratto cancelling out Dario Benedetto’s opener to force extra time.Wilmar Barrios’ red card turned the game in River’s favour and they made the most of their numerical advantage, goals from Juan Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez securing their win.”A lot of the match was very even,” Maidana said. “After the equaliser, we managed well and we could win it.”In the second half we improved because in the first we made a big mistake. We talked at half-time and we tried not to miss so many passes and we achieved [our goal] because we dominated the game.”last_img

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