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Boca Juniors beat Tigre to secure Argentine title

Xinhua
23 May 2022, 17:18 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Boca Juniors were crowned champions of the first phase of Argentina's Primera Division on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Tigre in the final.

Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo headed in Boca's opening goal on the stroke of halftime after Sebastian Villa's inch-perfect delivery.

Colombian defender Frank Fabra doubled the lead by thumping a long-range effort into the top left corner just after the hour mark.

Luis Vazquez made it 3-0 with a header following another Villa cross four minutes from time.

The result at Mario Kempes stadium in Cordoba guarantees Boca a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club competition.

Argentine clubs will have a brief recess before the second stage of the Primera Division - comprising a single round-robin contested by 28 teams - starts on June 5.

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