River Plate dominates, thrashes Colo-Colo and qualifies for the Libertadores

With the support of the crowd, River Plate went into action to play in the fifth round of the group stage, helped Fortaleza and stamped a spot in the round of 16

On Thursday night, the 19th, the River Plate entered the field to play in the fifth round of the Libertadores group stage. Alongside its intense supporters, the team received the traditional lapof Chileand made use of the home factor to win 4-0, reach 13 points at the top of group F and qualify for the round of 16.


At the beginning of the first half, River Plate soon dominated the actions and arrived with danger to the attack field. At four minutes, David Martínez had a good chance from above, but headed wide. At 15, the Argentine team scared again. With the pressure, the Chileans were increasingly withdrawn and paid the price in the match.


In the 29th minute, River Plate were again in danger after a kick from Palavecino, which stopped in the hands of the goalkeeper. After the good arrival in the attacking field, the home team did well and opened the scoring. At 42, Palavecino took advantage of the clumsy cut of the defense, saw the ball hit his body and die in the back of the net. 1 to 0. Interval!

In the second stage, Colo-Colo returned with the same inattentive posture and almost got into trouble. With a few seconds on the clock, Julian Alvarez risked a strong submission and stopped in the good defense of Polite. At two minutes, Gabriel Costa gave an immediate answer to the Chileans and hit the beam of the owners of the house. Almost!

River Plate is guaranteed to reach the round of 16 of the Libertadores (Credit: GettyImages)

With the advantage on the scoreboard, River Plate had the peace of mind to forget about the scare and create another goal play. At six minutes, Nico De La Cruz took advantage of the pass Enzo Fernández and was close to the beam to complete. 2 to 0. In the 20’s, David Martínez extended it. A little while later, Boat declared the victory. 4-0. End of story! River ranked!

Source: sportbuzz

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