Stalemate as Tigres held by River

Stalemate as Tigres held by River
AFP

AFP

Mexican side Tigres‘ hopes of claiming a first-leg advantage in the Copa Libertadores final were frustrated by River Plate on Wednesday in a 0-0 stalemate.

Tigres, aiming to become the first Mexican side to win South American club football’s most prestigious tournament, struggled to find a way through a rugged defensive display from their Argentinian opponents. A capacity crowd of more than 40,000 left disappointed after a game where both sides failed to create many goal scoring chances.

River will leave Mexico confident of claiming their third Libertadores crown, to set alongside their victories in 1986 and 1996, when the two teams meet for the second leg in Buenos Aires next Wednesday.

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