Published: Tue, December 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Brilliant Juan Quintero goal that won the Copa Libertadores

Brilliant Juan Quintero goal that won the Copa Libertadores

Less than 24 years after celebrating its MLS Cup title, Atlanta United announced its year-end roster moves, but the big news came from Madrid, where Argentine global Gonzalez "Pity" Martinez, one of the stars of River Plate's Copa Libertadores triumph, all but confirmed his move to the Five Stripes, where he is expected to replace Miguel Almiron.

After Wilmar Barrios was sent off for a second booking early in the additional period, Juan Quintero's stunning strike put River ahead and Martinez wrapped things up right at the end. "Real Madrid", he told Cadena Ser radio.

Boca scored just before halftime through Dario Benedetto but Lucas Pratto equalised for River midway through the second half to force the match into extra-time.

And he did exactly that, gaining more control for River.

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The first leg at Boca's La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires ended 2-2.

Boca players suffered cuts from broken windows when their team bus was attacked by River fans and were also affected by the tear gas used by police to disperse the crowds.

Boca argued River should have been disqualified from the competition, but a late attempt to postpone Sunday's rescheduled second leg match was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

And some of South America's top players competing in Europe descended on the Bernabeu for the game.

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