River Plate won the Copa Libertadores final at the expense of Boca Juniors (3-1 a.p.), following an indecisive return final played exceptionally in Madrid. A Ligue 1 veteran has issued the Banda Roja.
The last word for River! The incredible story of the final of Copa Libertadores 2018 found its outcome in Madrid this Sunday evening. Relocated due to violent incidents in Buenos Aires including the stoning of the Boca bus, injuring several players, the most anticipated match of South America was played at Santiago-Bernabeu stadium. And saw the River Plate victory at the end of the suspense, in overtime (3-1), a month after a first leg that left everything to do since the goal rule outside does not exist (2-2) .
Dario Benedetto opened the scoring just before the return to the locker room for Boca. Concluding a counter-attack shot brilliantly thanks to the decisive pass light Nahitan Nandez (0-1, 44). If he did not get the penalty that he claimed before the hour, Lucas Pratto equalized by validating a perfect collective movement with a no less decisive pass of Ignacio Fernandez (1-1, 68th). Just after the extension, Wilmar Barrios received a second yellow card for a sole on Exequiel Palacios (92).
Quintero comes out of the hat
Former Rennan Juan Fernando Quintero then delivered River from a lavish strike during the second act of the extension after a quick sequence at 20 meters (2-1, 109th). Leonardo Jara had the opportunity to equalize but found the post (120). Gonzalo Martinez finally pushed the nail into a cage left empty on the final corner of the match (3-1, 120th + 2).
The Banda Roja wins the fourth South American Champions League in its history, returning to two lengths of his enemy. Failing to have won this derby in his stadium, in front of his public, River Plate can expect a triumphal return on the Argentine soil.