Flamengo and River Plate face each other next Saturday (23) in Lima, Peru, to decide who will lift the Copa Libertadores de 2019 champion. In an interview, the coach of the Buenos Aires team, Marcelo Gallardo, did not failed to project the duel with the Red-Black and also talked about "mental aspect" of teams in games like this.
– They (Flamengo) are getting ready with the same head as us. It is a good rival. We are two similar teams in terms of performance and players. The mental aspect also "plays" in these matches and we will see who supports it best – Gallardo analyzed in an interview after River won in the semifinal of the Argentine Cup.
– There are two very good teams. We will have chances, I even say equality. Clearly, we will take precautions of a final. That's what these two teams showed. Let's see if we will have a good end – he declared.
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With no compromises even from the Libertadores final, River Plate focuses exclusively on Flamengo. On the other hand, Rubro-Negro will play his last game in Brasileirão against Grêmio, this Sunday (17), before leaving for Lima, Peru. The big decision of the South American tournament will be played at the Monumental Stadium of Lima.