RIVER PLATE LIFT COPA ARGENTINA

River Plate have earned a shot at the forthcoming Copa Libertadores – the top South American cup tournament.

River won their first title in the knockout competition courtesy of a hat trick from striker Lucas Alario.

GUARDIOLA BACKS AGUERO AFTER ARGENTINA NIGHTMARE

Man City manager Pep Guardiola has backed his lead striker Sergio Aguero after his nightmare experience for Argentina during the international break.

Aguero had issues with his calf last week during the 2-2 draw against Peru. He managed to recover early for the Paraguay tie on Tuesday. Howver, the Sky Blues forward lost a penalty as Argentina crahsed to a 1-0 loss in the game played in Cordoba. The penalty miss dealt a significant blow to the World Cup hopes of Argentina.