With so many from former Cali player Agustín Palavecino, Julián Álvarez and Braian Romero, who scored a double, River prevailed with authority in the classic and He managed to conquer the local competition with three days remaining, as he took twelve points ahead of his closest pursuers, Defense and Justice and Workshops of Córdoba.

With 16 wins, four draws and two losses, River crowns this year with a new celebration in the first home game with unrestricted capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, in which he had just over 70 thousand supporters in the stands.

In a semester marked by injuries, Marcelo Gallardo The main weapon for this title was the scoring irruption of the youthful Julián Álvarez, author of 17 so many that put him on the showcase for the European market.

Before the end of this year, River will be able to add another title because on December 18 he will face Colón (winner of the Professional League Cup in the first semester) in the second edition of the Champions Trophy, which will be set at the Madre de las Cities stadium in Santiago del Estero.

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For the Cartagena Jorge Carrascal, who came to River from Millonarios, it was his third title in the Argentine ‘millionaire’.

Although he entered in the 76th minute for the historic Leo Ponzio, It took him two minutes to get a great play that ended in the fourth goal. A high recovery was left in the air, he lowered it masterfully and enabled Romero to score.

Marcelo Gallardo’s 12 titles with River Plate

Marcelo gallardo achieved his first local tournament title as a coach, one of the few pending accounts he had in an era that began on May 30, 2014 and that had already added twelve trophies to the ‘Millionaire’ showcases.

With the ‘Doll’ in command, River has already won 2 Libertadores Cups (2015 and 2018), 1 South American Cup (2014), 3 South American Recopas (2015, 2016 and 2019), 1 Suruga Bank Cup (2015), 3 Argentine Cups (2016, 2017 and 2019) and 2 Argentine Super Cups (2017 and 2019).

After this coronation, River will seek to add as many points as possible in a special year for the club because will hold elections in December to find the successor to President Rodolfo D’Onofrio.

Nevertheless, the main attention will be on the decision that Gallardo can make, whose contract with the ‘millionaire’ club expires, although there are great expectations so that it can continue in 2022 in search of new challenges.

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