U-20 CONMEBOL Libertadores: River finished a great tournament El Millionario wasn’t able to win the title and lost 2-1 in the final against Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle, in Paraguay. Matías Benítez scored the goal.

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River Plate, managed by the Borrelli-Fermani duo, did a tremendous job throughout the U-20 CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup, winning all the matches up to the final one, which was played on Sunday, March 1st against the Ecuadorian team.

Independiente del Valle won 2-1 and got the trophy, but the River guys had the satisfaction of having had a great performance. It is worth remembering that el Millionario has already won this cup in 2012.

Group stage

3-1 vs. Danubio (Uruguay)

1-0 vs. Cerro Porteño (Paraguay)

1-0 vs. Millonarios (Colombia)


6-1 vs. Libertad (Paraguay)


1-2 vs. Independiente del Valle (Ecuador)

In the final, River’s starting eleven were: Díaz, E. López, Suárez, Gutiérrez, S. Montiel, E. Fernández, Matlis, Galván, Benítez, Beltrán and Gondou.

Substitutes: Montagnino, Camargo, Lecanda, González, Gargiulo, Castro Ponce, Medina, Lombardi and H. López.

Photo: @LibertadoresU20