River Plate becomes first South American to qualify for 2025 Club World Cup | Libertadores Cup | | Game-Total

River plateAiming for its fifth Copa Libertadores title, which wraps up this Tuesday with the Round of 16 of the 2024 edition, on the penultimate date of the group stage, Pe├▒arol and Junior edged closer to qualification with a dominant win.

El Millonario advanced to the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Libertad in Buenos Aires thanks to a brace from Colombian Miguel Borja in the 41st and 84th minutes.

River are looking for their fifth Libertadores after their historic 2018 title against their archrivals Boca Juniors at the Bernabeu.

The fifth date of the zone will conclude on Wednesday in San Cristobal, where the Uruguayan national, second with 7 points, will look for a second ticket to the round of 16 if they achieve at least a draw against the bottom teams of Venezuela (1)

Historic Penarol with guts and an impeccable night to beat leaders Atl├ętico Mineiro 2-0 in Montevideo in Group G to reach the round of 16.

‘Galo’, who reached 12 points in four games last year, entered the round of 16, unbeaten in the Uruguayan capital against Carbonero, who took the points thanks to goals from Lucas Hernandez (70) and Maximiliano Silveira (76).

With the result, five-time US champions Penarol reached 9 points, three less than Minero and five more than Argentina’s Rosario Central, which faces Venezuela’s Caracas on Thursday, having already been relegated with just one point.

The junior from Barranquilla accomplished his task in the fifth, picking up three points (1-0) for the Ecuadorian capital against Liga de Quito, who are struggling in Group D.

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