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Scocco fires River Plate into Copa Libertadores semis

Scocco fires River Plate into Copa Libertadores semis

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Buenos Aires, Sep 22: Igcio Scocco scored five goals as Argentine football giants River Plate booked a place in the Copa Libertadores semifils by routing Bolivia’s Jorge Wilstermann 8-0. The result at River’s Monumental stadium handed the three-time Libertadores champions a 8-3 win on Thursday, on aggregate after their 3-0 loss in last week’s quarterfil first leg, reports Xinhua news agency. Former Sunderland striker Scocco struck three goals in the first half before adding two more after the interval. Ex-Valencia midfielder Enzo Perez also bagged a brace for the hosts while Igcio Ferndez netted his third goal this tourment. “It was a dream night,” Scocco told reporters after the match. “It was the kind of match you could only hope for but the most important thing is that we made it through to the next round.”

River will meet fellow Argentine outfit Lanus in the semifils after the latter defeated local rivals San Lorenzo on pelties earlier on Thursday.

The winner of the Copa Libertadores — South America’s top club competition — will earn the right to play in the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in December. IANS

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