Sao Paulo run their luck with own goal and share the spoils with River Plate in their Libertadores clash

The most foreseen game in Group D of the Copa Libertadores finished in a draw. São Paulo and River Plate played out to a 2-2 draw on Thursday night in Morumbi. The result favors the Argentines than the Brazilians.
São Paulo Futebol Clube x River Plate
© River Plate

Tricolor was the better side than River who had not played an official game in six months. All things considered, they were unable to impose themselves.  The home team opened the scoring with an own goal from Enzo Pérez, the away team overturned the lead with two goals from Borré and Álvarez. 

The home team were able avoid defeat thanks to another own goal from Angileri. 

That would have been a major upset for Fernando Diniz’s team. 

São Paulo started the game with an upper foot, showing they would take control over a team that has not grazed the pitch for six months. The own goal from Enzo Pérez, directly toward the start came as good fortune for the home side.  

After the goal, São Paulo relaxed and permitted the response of River, who scored twice (one in first half and another ten minutes from time). The second goal in the 80th minute came after a fantastic trade of passes from the Argentine side, which finished in Borré’s wonderful goal after Álvarez’s cross.  

Just when it looked like São Paulo could be headed for a defeat, luck shined on them once again. Three minutes after they conceded their second goal, River conceded yet another own goal and this time it was Fabrizio Angileri who was the culprit. The game ended that way as both sides went on to share the spoils. 

São Paulo will return to the field next Tuesday for another Libertadores game, against LDU, in Quito, for the fourth round of Group D. 

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