River Plates defeat by Uruguay's Penarol on October 28 virtually ended the Argentine team's chances to win the Libertadores soccer cup.
GV River Plate, (in white shirts with diagonal stripe) kick off, playing from left to right.
GV PAN River plate attacking, which results in corner being given to River Plate
GV Corner to Penarol, headed in by Number 2, Walter Olivera
SV Scoreboard showing River Plate O/Penarol 1
GV Equalising goal scored by River Plate's Chaparro (2 shots)
GV Penalty given to penarol after River Plate defender fouls Penarol player (2 shots)
GV Penalty being taken,scored by Penarols' Fernando Morena Penarol 2/River Plate 1
GV Penarol kicks off for second half (2 shots)
GV Third goal scored by Penarol player, Ernesto Vargas
GV PAN Free kick given to River Plate on edge of penalty area
GV River Plate score with direct shot from free kick (Enrique Nieto)
GV Scoreboard showing River Plate 2/Penarol 3
GV Penarol score fourth goal from close range header (by Morena), final score River Plate 2/Penarol 4
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Background: River Plates defeat by Uruguay's Penarol on October 28 virtually ended the Argentine team's chances to win the Libertadores soccer cup. Uruguayan fans who travelled to Buenos Aires almost outnumbered the home fans in the 30,000-strong crowd. Down 2-1 at half-time, River Plate playing in the diagonal red stripe on white shirts trailed throughout, while Penarol (in yellow and black shirts) were quick to take advantage of their opponents' weak defence. After eleven minutes of play, Penarol's defender Olivera was left unmarked to head in his side's first goal. Although Chaparro equalised four minutes later, the River defence was soon at fault again, with Saporiti letting through Silva, who was apparently brought down by goalkeeper Puentedura. A penalty converted by Morena gave Penarol their second goal at the 28th minute. River Plate's efforts after the interval did not seriously threaten a better organized opponent, although Nieto's free-kick did reduce the home team's arrears after Vargas had made it 3-1 for the visitors. While River Plate tried hard to equalise, Morena's second goal secured a 4-2 victory for penarol nine minutes before the end of the match.