Soccer...and the final of the Argentine championship has been won by River Plate by playing?
Soccer...and the final of the Argentine championship has been won by River Plate by playing a scoreless draw against Union of Sent Fe on Sunday (23 December) in Buenos Aires. The first leg played in Santa Fe ended in a one all draw, but River Plate won on the away goal rule.
SYNOPSIS: From the kick of River Plate, in the dark shorts playing from right to left, set out on the attack. The match was billed as Argentina's game of the season and each side has a number of world cup stars in their ranks.
From the first play River Plate won a corner. Watch for number six Passarella.
It was the local Buenos Aires team who has all the Play. On this occasion the free kick gets through Union's defence wall but goalkeeper Pumpido has no problem.
The second half was just as tense. However the domination of the River Plate midfield began to falter a little as the Union defence tightened their game up.
It was Union who had to make the play towards the end of the match to have any hope of staying in the championship. But on the day it was River Plate who controlled the match until the final whistle. The result again, River Plate nil, Union nil with the championship going to River Plate.