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River Plate win third Copa Libertadores title


River Plate win third Copa Libertadores title


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.

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.

Lucas Alario, Carlos Sánchez and Ramiro Funes Mori all hit the mark in front of their packed out home stadium the Monumental.

River ruthlessly brushed aside their opponents in the second leg at home after the first leg in Monterrey finished in a goalless stalemate.

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.

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