River beat Argentinos Juniors 2-0 in the Paternal and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores. El Millonario once again eliminated an Argentine team and the statistics are surprising.
Next, we will remember all the River series since Marcelo Gallardo took over as coach, with a more than positive balance against Argentine teams (6 wins and one loss)
1. Victory vs Boca (Round of 16 2015)
The first confrontation in the Libertadores was in 2015. River had just eliminated him in the Sudamericana in 2014 and it was a very hot duel. The Millionaire won the first leg 1-0 and the return could not be finished due to the aggression of the Boca fans with pepper spray.
River’s unoxuno in the Copa Libertadores
The five successes and the error of River in the victory 0-2 against Argentinos for the eighth of the Copa Libertadores
Marcelo Gallardo does not have to prove anything to anyone and River Plate fans must believe in the club’s greatest coach
2. Defeat vs Lanús (Semifinals 2017)
The great sadness in the confrontations of Libertadores against Argentines. After winning 1-0 at home, River began winning 2-0 on the road and the series seemed settled. In an incredible match, Lanús came back and won it 4-2.
3. Victory vs Racing (Round of 16 2018)
First show of authority in a dream Cup. After drawing 0-0 at Avellaneda, River beat Racing 3-0 at the Monumental and advanced to the quarterfinals.
4. Victory vs Independiente (Quarter-finals 2018)
A game that was marked by the controversial penalty that was not charged to Independiente. Beyond that, River was the one who proposed the most in the game and won it with authority. Consecrating task of Juan Fernando Quintero and Rafael Santos Borré.
5. Victory vs Boca (Final Libertadores 2018)
The final dreamed of. After drawing 2-2 in the Bombonera with a goal from the middle, the game had to go to the Bernabéu due to the incidents at the Monumental. River started losing, but tied it with a goal from Pratto and won it in overtime with goals from Quintero and Pity Martínez.
6. Victory vs Boca (Semifinals 2019)
The last antecedent. Again against Boca and another great classification. He won 2-0 at the Monumental, being far superior and managed to advance in the Bombonera despite the 1-0 defeat.
7. Victory vs Argentinos Juniors (Round of 16 2021)
After drawing 1-1 at the Monumental, the Millionaire gave a show of personality and played a great game on the Argentine court. They won 2-0 with a braian Romero brace and will be the only Argentine team in the quarterfinals.