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With 16 wins, four draws and two defeats, River crowns this year with a new celebration in the first home game with unrestricted capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic and that enabled just over 70 thousand supporters in the stands.
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The local tournament became River’s priority for this season after the elimination in the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores against Atlético Mineiro and the defeat in the second round of the Argentine Cup after falling by definition to Boca on penalties.
In a semester marked by injuries, Marcelo Gallardo had as his main weapon for this title the scoring irruption of the youthful Julián Álvarez, author of 17 goals that put him in the showcase for the European market.
However, the main attention will be on the decision that Gallardo may make, whose contract with the ‘millionaire’ club will expire, although there are high expectations so that he can continue in 2022 in search of new challenges.
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However, before the end of this year, River will be able to add another title because on December 18 it will face Colón (winner of the Professional League Cup in the first semester) in the second edition of the Champions Trophy, which will take place the Mother Stadium of the Cities of Santiago del Estero.
Likewise, this trophy of the local tournament classifies him to play in the first months of next year the Argentine Super Cup against the champion of the Argentine Cup that Boca Juniors will play against the winner of the semifinal between Talleres de Córdoba and Godoy Cruz.