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River Plate is the first South American to qualify for the 2025 Club World Cup

River Plate is the first South American to qualify for the 2025 Club World Cup

River Plate is the first South American to qualify for the 2025 Club World Cup

River Plate, which aims for its fifth Copa Libertadores title, embraced this Tuesday with the round of 16 of the 2024 edition, on the penultimate date of the group stage, a day in which Peñarol and Junior won with authority and came closer to the classification.

El Millonario made the leap to the round of 16 with a 2-0 victory over Libertad in Buenos Aires with a double from Colombian Miguel Borja, at 41 and 84 minutes, enough to reach 13 points in the lead of Group H.

River is in search of its fifth Libertadores after the historic 2018 title against its archrival Boca Juniors at the Bernabéu.

The fifth date of the zone will be completed on Wednesday in San Cristóbal, where the Uruguayan Nacional, second with 7 points, will go looking for the second ticket to the round of 16 if they achieve at least a tie against the Venezuelan bottom teams (1).

Daring and having an impeccable night, the historic Peñarol was on the verge of reaching the round of 16 with a 2-0 victory over the leader Atlético Mineiro in Montevideo in Group G.

The ‘Galo’, who last year entered the round of 16, reaching 12 points in four games, left the Uruguayan capital undefeated against a combative Carbonero, who took the points with goals from Lucas Hernández (70) and Maximiliano Silvera (76).

With this result, Peñarol, five-time champion of America, reached 9 points, three less than Mineiro and five more than its pursuer, the Argentine Rosario Central, which on Thursday faces the Venezuelan Caracas, already eliminated with only one point.

Junior from Barranquilla also fulfilled his mission on the fifth date, taking the three points (1-0) for the Ecuadorian capital against the struggling Liga de Quito in Group D.

Source: Elcomercio

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