Borja fires River Plate to win over Libertad in Copa Libertadores-Xinhua

Borja fires River Plate to win over Libertad in Copa Libertadores

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-15 14:28:45

BUENOS AIRES, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Miguel Borja scored a goal in each half as Argentina's River Plate eased to a 2-0 home win over Paraguayan side Libertad in their Copa Libertadores Group H clash on Tuesday.

The Colombian forward struck in the 41st and 84th minutes at Monumental stadium as the Buenos Aires giants secured their fourth win from five games.

Martin Demichelis' men are now all but guaranteed of finishing top of the group while Libertad need an improbable sequence of results to advance to the knockout stage.

"Miguel is a player who is capable of scoring a lot of goals," Demichelis said of Borja, who has netted 17 times in 20 outings across all competitions this year.

"You have to make him feel important so that he has confidence in himself. But he has earned it because since the start of the year he has shown his quality. The numbers prove it."

In other Copa Libertadores fixtures on Tuesday, Junior Barranquilla won 1-0 at LDU Quito, Talleres Cordoba edged to a 1-0 home win over Cobresal, Penarol secured a 2-0 home victory over Atletico Mineiro and Palestino drew 1-1 at Millonarios.