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River captain Ponzio to return for Libertadores decider

Buenos Aires, Nov 16: River Plate captain Leonardo Ponzio will be fit to play in next week’s second leg of the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors after recovering from a leg injury, coach Marcelo Gallardo said. Ponzio missed last Saturday’s first leg

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Boca, River ready for ‘historic’ Libertadores duel

Buenos Aires, Nov 10: The Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be a “historic moment” for South American football, the head of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said. Speaking on the eve of the first leg at Boca’s

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Gremio beat Atletico Tucuman 4-0, move to Copa Libertadores semis

Sao Paulo (Brazil), Oct 3: Brazil’s Gremio, champions of the 2017 Copa Libertadores, thrashed Argentine Atletico Tucuman 4-0 and qualified for the semi-finals where it will play against Argentina’s River Plate. The easy victory came after Gremio’s previous 0-2 win against Atletico Tucuman

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River Plate extend unbeaten start to football season

Buenos Aires, Sep 29: River Plate struck four second-half goals to rout Lanus 5-1 and climb to third in the Superliga Argentina standings. Leandro Maciel put Lanus ahead at their Ciudad de Lanus Stadium on Friday. Veteran forward Ignacio Scocco equalized just before

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River Plate continue winless run

Buenos Aires, Sep 2: San Lorenzo struck late to earn a 1-1 draw with River Plate in the Superliga Argentina football tournament. Nicolas Blandi met a Ruben Botta corner with a towering header at the near post after Juan Fernando Quintero scored a

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Uruguayan clubs urge action after FIFA takes over federation

Montevideo, Aug 27: Five first division clubs — Defensor, Danubio, Liverpool, River Plate and Wanderers — have called for an “urgent change” in Uruguayan football, although they rejected the intervention of FIFA in the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced on August 21. “We