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River Plate beats Gremio to reach Copa Libertadores final

River Plate of Argentina has reached the final of the Copa Libertadores after shocking defending champion Gremio of Brazil

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Published on: October 31, 2018 9:00 IST
River Plate beats Gremio to reach Copa Libertadores final
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SAO PAULO (AP) — River Plate of Argentina has reached the final of the Copa Libertadores after shocking defending champion Gremio of Brazil.

River beat the Brazilians 2-1 in Porto Alegre on Tuesday and advanced on the away goals rule. Last week, they lost 1-0 to Gremio in Buenos Aires.

Pity Martinez scored the decisive goal in stoppage time after the referee awarded River a penalty following a video review.

Leonardo scored for Brazil in the 36th minute, but River tied it in the 81st minute with a header by Rafael Borre.

River's adversary will be known on Wednesday, when Boca Juniors defends its 2-0 first-leg victory against Brazil's Palmeiras.

If Boca survives, it will play its archrival in the final for the first time.

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