RIVER IS THE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION! Marcelo Gallardo’s team became the champion with full-on celebrations at the Monumental Stadium: 4-0 win over Racing and a lap of honor three matchdays before the end of the championship, in a historic event.

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River played the match that was key to running a new lap of honor at a stunning Monumental Stadium. After the win over Talleres in La Plata, el Millonario could draw against Racing and still become champion; there was a celebration from the beginning. In the starting minutes, Racing pressed River and almost took the lead thanks to Enzo Copetti, but Franco Armani reacted well to make a low save.

Then, River took hold of the match and created many scoring situations. First, Braian Romero struck a shot on goal at the edge of the penalty area, but Gabriel Arias slapped it high. Agustin Palavecino pressed the away keeper and Julian Alvarez almost scored with a crossed header off a great cross from Santiago Simon on the right side. The well-deserved first goal was scored thanks to a fantastic low shot by Palavecino off a very good play set up by Enzo Fernandez.

Before the end of the first half, Romero had two clear chances to widen the lead: First, his header was deflected by Arias and, later, he couldn’t head the ball comfortably following a header by Robert Rojas off a corner kick. River headed into half time with a well-deserved lead and was 45 minutes away from winning another championship.

The team didn't take long to settle the match at the Monumental Stadium: At the beginning of the second half, after a shot on goal by Romero, Julian took advantage of a good pass from Palavecino and fired a crossed shot, setting the score at 2-0 and bringing the title closer for River. On another clear opportunity, Palavecino failed to score a cross from Romero on the right side.

Romero wanted to score so badly that he ended up celebrating twice: He set the score at 3-0 and made the fans go even wilder; toward the end, he scored the fourth and final goal off a nice play by Jorge Carrascal. El Millonario wholeheartedly celebrated a new title together with all its fans at a euphoric Monumental Stadium that was once again witness to the success of this legendary team.