Tigres River and the Libertadores Cup final
Tigres vs River, a Mexican team against an Argentine one, two squads that thanks to which the Copa América has been a luxury, will play the final of the Copa Libertadores. Both squads, They took advantage of the respite that the American competition gave to reinforce their squads, to form two luxury squads with players of a level not very common in the teams in the area.
Tigres was reinforced with players from Europe such as Villarreal's Nigerian Ike Uche and his teammate in the Castellón team, although on loan last season at Rayo Vallecano, the Mexican Javier Aquino. The cats also paid 10 million dollars for the transfer of one of the most promising players in Mexican soccer, Jurgen dam.
But above all the signing that drew attention was that of Andre-Pierre Gignac from Olympique de Marseille. The Frenchman had finished second in France's scorers table, only surpassed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Some players who arrived to reinforce a squad with players like Sobis, Guerrón, Egidio Arévalo Ríos or Nahuel Guzmán.
River for its part also decided to strengthen its squad and boy did it. He signed the return of the rabbit Saviola and Lucho González after completing both, a long history in Europe. The "Rabbit" Saviola, He left the discipline of River very young there by the 2001 when he was still months away from 20 years to return 14 years later to which it was his house. Lucho González returned 10 years after his departure to River.
Both teams by the way, They were measured in the league phase of this same Copa Libertadores and both matches ended in a draw both in the Monumental and in the Volcán as they call the University of Tigres stadium. But history looks different in this final with two highly reinforced squads.
The turning point for River was that tie against his eternal rival, Boca Juniors, that ended with serious incidents and gases in the second leg played in the Bombonera and that ended with the elimination and sanction of the xeneize team for the facts. The Argentines will look for their third Liberators.
On the other hand, if it were Tigres who won the final, would be the first Mexican team to win the precious American trophy. Cruz Azul and Chivas, They were the only two precedents of Mexican teams in a final of the Libertadores although neither of them managed to lift the precious trophy. The final is served.