The argentine team River Plate could after a huge drama off the pitch, let himself be declare as the winner of the Copa Libertadores after aggregate win over long-time rival Boca Juniors. Thus qualified themselves for the WORLD cup as the winner of the south american answer to the Champions League.
Here entered the River Plate in the semi-final, where they somewhat surprisingly lost to Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates. Thus they had to settle for playing for bronze medals in the tournament, played in Abu Dhabi.
Here they met this afternoon the japanese Kashima Antlers, who lost their semifinal from the Spanish Real Madrid is the defending champions in the european Champions League. And against the japanese it went better than in the semi-final. River Plate took namely the third place with a victory at 4-0.
Bruno Zuculini was the only goal in the first half, when he scored after a corner kick. In the second half took it as a real speed, as Gonzalo Martinez knocked the ball into the net after 73 minutes.
With one minute left of the fight was the enedeligt definitely, daRafael Borre scored from the penalty spot before Gonzalo Martinez with his second goal closed and turned off in the heat of overtime.
the River Plate can thus finish a dramatic year 2018, calling himself bronzevindere at the WORLD cup.
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