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River Plate beat San Lorenzo, finish 8th in Superliga

IANS  |  Buenos Aires (Argentina) 

River Plate beat 2-0 in the last round of Superliga Argentina, finishing a disappointing 8th in the standings, 13 points behind champions

put River up 1-0 with a goal in the 54th minute of Monday's match and Colombian made it 2-0 on a goal in the 82nd minute, reports

River Plate qualified for the 2019 Copa Sudamericana, while finished the season in third place, with 50 points, and qualified for

is South America's club tournament, while the Copa Sudamericana is the region's secondary club tournament.

Last Wednesday, tied Gimnasia y Esgrima 2-2 in La Plata, winning its second straight Superliga Argentina title.

finished the tournament with 18 wins, five defeats and four ties.

Boca has now won 27 titles, but the club still trails River Plate, which has won 35 championships.

Uruguayan Santiago Garcia, who plays for Godoy Cruz, scored 17 goals, finishing as the Superliga's top scorer.

Patronato's Sebastian Ribas, another Uruguayan, and Argentine Lautaro Martinez, who plays for Racing Club, were the No. 2 scorers, with 14 goals.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 22:36 IST
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