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River Plate win third Copa Libertadores title

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By Euronews
River Plate win third Copa Libertadores title

<p>River Plate capped off a remarkable comeback to the top of South American football after winning their third Copa Libertadores title in the club’s history and first since 1996.</p> <p>Their convincing 3-0 final victory over Mexican side Tigres comes only four years after the Buenos Aires club were relegated for the first time in over a century.</p> <p>Lucas Alario, Carlos Sánchez and Ramiro Funes Mori all hit the mark in front of their packed out home stadium the Monumental.</p> <p>River ruthlessly brushed aside their opponents in the second leg at home after the first leg in Monterrey finished in a goalless stalemate.</p> <p>The win caps a stunning past 18 months for Marcelo Gallardo’s side, who also won last season’s league title and the Copa Sudamericana.</p>