Netease Sports reported on October 2:
Whenever Barcelona wants to change coaches, River Plate coach Gallardo will always be on top of the famous list. Gallardo is regarded as the best coach in Argentina, and his football philosophy is indeed very much in common with Barcelona. In the Libertadores Cup group match yesterday, River Plate completed a Tiki-Taka-style goal. After 18 consecutive passes, the riverbed passed the ball into the Sao Paulo gate.
This goal appeared in the 11th minute. In this offensive coordination, River Plate has been conducting the ball in the Sao Paulo half. The ball goes from the right to the center to the left to the center to the right. The frequent short passes of the river bed paralyze the defensive players' minds.
River Plate really launched a substantive offensive, which was a precise long pass from the right midfielder to the left forward position. This fast and long-range pass made the Sao Paulo defensive system loose. The riverbed quickly passed the ball to the middle no-man's land. Dela Cruz sent a direct pass after hitting the wall and Alvarez scored easily.
River Plate确实发起了实质性的进攻，这是从右中场球员到左前锋位置的精确长传。这种快速和远程的传球让圣保罗的防守体系松了一口气。河床很快将球传到了中间无人区。德拉·克鲁兹（Dela Cruz）撞墙后直接传球，阿尔瓦雷斯（Alvarez）轻松得分。
Alves, wearing Sao Paulo's No. 10 jersey, was not far away when De La Cruz passed through. While playing for Barcelona, Alves has repeatedly participated in this Tiki-Taka-style goal. But this time, Alves could only feel the pain of being "walked the monkey".
In the 26th minute, Sao Paulo once evened the score. Renaldo made a left corner pass and Diego scored a header from close range in the center.
In the 37th minute, River Plate locked the score at 2-1. Suarez made a cross from the left side of the penalty area, and Alvarez followed up with his right foot and pushed the goal. After the 5th round of the River Plate group game with 10 points, Sao Paulo was out early.