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   Saturday, April 20 2024 
River Plate won its third title in 29 years - Copa Libertadores

The Copa Libertadores, the equivalence of the Champions League on the South American continent, has just ended with the victory of the Argentine club River Plate against the Tigres of Monterrey. This final has raised several sports betting from all around the world, the draw in the first leg reset the counter to zero and the final was essentially played during the 2nd leg. French football fans expected a victory of the Mexican club where the former player of Marseille André-Pierre Gignac is, but the wheel has turned in favor of the Argentines. The Monterrey Tigers had no luck in the final return (3-0), Gignac failed to show his game as he did in the semi-final against Internacional Porto Alegre. The match took place in front of 62,000 overexcited spectators in the pouring rain.

Gignac missed two good chances (23rd, 54th), a fact that disappointed many keens of online betting. Meanwhile, Lucas Alario was more realistic in front of the goal to open the scoring for River Plate. Carlos Sanchez doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 75th minute. Ramiro Funes Mori increases the difference (79th) by scoring with a header after a corner. Mexican fans should wait another season before seeing one of their clubs winning the Copa Libertadores. On the Argentine side, the Buenos Aires club succeeds to San Lorenzo. River Plate won its third title after 1986 and 1996. Last year, the Argentines won the equivalent of the Europa League (Copa Sudamericana). The last coronation of River Plate is back in January with the Supercup.

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