The creation of the Copa de Superliga last season not only saw relegated Tigre book a place in the 2020 Copa Libertadores but it spawned a new title and on Saturday evening Superliga champions Racing Club defeated the Primera Nacional side to capture the inaugural Trofeo de Campeones.
Tigre had caused problems early on from set-pieces but were undone before the break as Matías Rojas tapped in two almost identical goals on the counter. The Paraguayan has not produced his best since joining Racing but an imminent reunion with Defensa y Justicia coach Sebastián Beccacece could be just what La Academia need for 2020.
Sporting director Diego Milito confirmed that the deal for Beccacece to take over from Eduardo Coudet was all but done and although everyone at the club knew that Chacho was on his way out there was a clear determination to end his two-year reign with a title.
At two-down Tigre, whose immediate promotion back to the top flight is by no means looking a certainty, were not discouraged and were it not for Racing goalkeeper Gabriel Arias the underdogs may have pulled one back.
Sebastián Prediger clattered a shot against the crossbar and yet just when Tigre were beginning to apply some pressure, Prediger saw his second yellow card.
Racing held on for victory and with it lifted the trophy. Coudet’s time at the club has undoubtedly been a success and despite losing a little momentum since winning the Superliga title, Beccacece will inherit a side still in the title mix and ready for another crack at the Copa Libertadores.