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River Plate on Their Way to FIFA Club World Cup

12 December, 2018 12:00 AM printer

River Plate on Their Way to FIFA Club World Cup

Courtesy: Footy Toonz

After three postponed matches and a rescheduled second leg 10,000 kilometres from the original venue, after a match which also needed extra time, South America finally has a winner.

River Plate will represent the continent at the 2018 Fifa Club World Cup which begins in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Guillermo Barros’s men overcame their greatest rivals in the biggest game in Argentinian club football history at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

It was the 26th time that Argentina’s two biggest clubs had met in the Libertadores tournament, but this was their first encounter in the final. Boca has the edge historically and took the lead after 44 minutes, but River replied with three goals in a dramatic end to this most tense and theatrical of finals.

 

 


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