River win the title while a thrilling relegation battle ends in a playoff (ALL THE GOALS)

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While the title deciding games may not have had the drama of the earlier relegation battle, River Plate announced their return to the top of Argentine football. Their 5-0 thrashing of Quilmes in El Monumental meant that Ramon Diaz once again marshalled River to a championship, their first since Diego Simeone’s side in 2008. Following the indignation of relegation in 2011 a 35th title goes someway to vanquishing those demons. The result actually did not matter given that rivals, Boca Juniors defeated Gimnasia in La Plata and Estudiantes lost against Tigre meaning River would have been champions regardless. While the 3 matches deciding the title may have been straight forward the 3 involving those clubs threatened by relegation were anything but. Godoy Cruz ensured their safety with a home win against Racing Club but for Colón and Atlético Rafaela injury times goals changed their fortunes. Atlético’s last gasp winner against Arsenal looked to have claimed their survival as Colón were tied with Olimpo but deep into stoppage time, Lucas Alario gave Colón victory and means that the two sides must meet in a relegation playoff. WATCH ALL THE UNBELIEVABLE ACTION HERE….

 

Arsenal de Sarandí  1 – 2  Atlético Rafaela

Colón  2 – 1  Olimpo

Godoy Cruz  2 – 1  Racing Club

Gimnasia  0 – 1  Boca Juniors

Tigre  2 – 1  Estudiantes

River Plate  5 – 0  Quilmes

Lanús  1 – 1  Newell’s Old Boys

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