Boca Juniors vs. Gimnasia La Plata - Football Match Report - March 7, 2020 - ESPN

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A spectacular late-game goal from Carlos Tevez gave Boca Juniors the Argentina league title on Saturday, as the Buenos Aires club defeated Gimnasia 1-0 to delight rivals River Plate on a final day of the breathtaking season.

River led the Boca Superliga by one point before his last game turn and could have guaranteed the title with a win.

However, they could only erase a 1-1 draw at Atletico Tucuman.

At the same time, Boca had to win at home against Gimnasia and hope that River tripped.

They got the three points needed to overtake their rivals when Tevez came home 20 yards away with 18 minutes to go.

It was Boca's third league title in four years and robbed River of its first league flag since 2014.

The victory was a sort of revenge for Boca, who lost to River in the Copa Libertadores final in 2018 and in the semi-finals last year.

It was a terrible blow for coach Marcelo Gallardo, who was hoping to win his first league title. The league is one of the few trophies that River's ex-midfielder has yet to win in a successful coaching career.

To add a new layer of intrigue to the occasion, Boca's spectacular victory came against a team coached by Diego Maradona, the Boca fan and former player who fought publicly with another Boca idol and now the vice- club president, Juan Roman Riquelme.

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