Football: River Plate beat Boca Juniors to win Copa Libertadores

River Plate's Juan Quintero (left) scores the 2-1 lead during the Copa Libertadores final, second leg soccer match between River Plate and Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Dec 9, 2018.
River Plate's Juan Quintero (left) scores the 2-1 lead during the Copa Libertadores final, second leg soccer match between River Plate and Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Dec 9, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MADRID (AFP) - River Plate came from behind to beat bitter Argentine rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time in Sunday's (Dec 9) second leg of the Copa Libertadores final to claim the South American title for a fourth time.

After a 2-2 draw in November's first leg in Buenos Aires, Dario Benedetto put Boca ahead just before half-time in Madrid before River equalised through Lucas Pratto on 68 minutes.

A magnificent goal from Juan Fernando Quintero gave River the lead on 109 minutes and Gonzalo Martinez wrapped up victory with the last kick of the game.