River beat Racing to win Argentine league title

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BUENOS AIRES, Nov 25 (Reuters) – River Plate beat Racing 4-0 on Thursday to win the Argentine first division with three video games to spare and safe the one main home title that had evaded coach Marcelo Gallardo.

A primary-half aim from Agustin Palavecino and three extra within the second half from Julian Alvarez and Braian Romero’s double gave River an unassailable 12-point lead on the prime as they claimed the title in comfy trend, with probably the most targets scored and the least conceded.

The dwelling facet overran their opponents on the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, having 28 photographs at aim to the guests’ 5.

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“We just had that last step to take, the most difficult one, but we were up to the task,” mentioned 39-year-old midfielder Leonardo Ponzio. “I can’t ask for anything more in this profession. I’m so happy.”

It was River’s thirty sixth league title and the thirteenth trophy for former midfielder Gallardo in his seven and a half years on the helm.

During that point he guided the capital membership to three Argentine Cups, two Copa Libertadores, South America’s equal of the UEFA Champions League, and a Copa Sudamericana, the regional equal of the Europa League.

He additionally received three South American Supercups, two Argentine Supercups and a Uruguayan championship whereas boss at Nacional.

Reports in Uruguay say Gallardo is being thought of as a doable alternative for Oscar Tabarez, who was fired as coach of the nationwide facet earlier this month.

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Reporting by Ramiro Scandolo and Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Soccer Football - Argentina Primera Division - River Plate v Racing Club - Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 25, 2021 River Plate's Leonardo Ponzio in action with Racing Club's Marcelo Correa REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Argentina Primera Division - River Plate v Racing Club - Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 25, 2021 River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo celebrates winning the Argentina Primera Division with the trophy REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Argentina Primera Division - River Plate v Racing Club - Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 25, 2021 River Plate players celebrate winning the Argentina Primera Division with the trophy REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian