​Boca Juniors won the Argentinian Superliga title on Saturday, pipping rivals River Plate to the trophy following Carlos Tevez's late winner against Gimnasia.


The former Manchester United and City man's 72nd-minute strike was enough to seal all three points for Boca, earning Tevez and his teammates the title by just a single point - breaking the hearts of fierce rivals River, who stumbled to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Tucuman.

36-year-old Tevez re-joined boyhood club Boca back in 2018 following a brief and relatively unsuccessful stint in China with Shanghai Shenhua, and this important goal was his ninth strike since returning to his homeland.


Tevez - who revealed to Argentine publication Ole that he kissed legendary figure Diego Maradona because 'sometimes you have to look for luck' - has now scored 39 goals in 117 games for Boca, but Saturday's thunderbolt from outside the box was by far and away the most important he has scored in blue and gold.


Boca have enjoyed a tremendous campaign, earning 48 points from 23 matches, while conceding just eight goals and losing three games on their way to a 34th league crown.

Carlos Tevez,Eduardo Salvio,Julio Buffarini

River, meanwhile, will be nothing short of devastated, having capitulated at the final hurdle to hand victory to their most bitter of rivals. To get over this failure, they will now look to the Copa de la Superliga and Copa Libertadores, though painful memories of drawing their final two games is sure to leave a lasting feeling of doom and gloom.


Boca will be hoping their league success can elevate them to a seventh Libertadores title - a competition currently held by Flamengo - with the Argentine giants having last lifted the trophy in 2007. River, on the other hand, have won the competition twice in recent times, in 2015 and 2018.

Carlos Tevez,Enzo Perez,Ignacio Fernandez

The group stages get underway on 11 March, leaving both sides with no time to catch their breath before diving back into competitive action.