River Plate edges Hiroshima in Club World Cup semifinals

Soccer Dec 16, 2015

River Plate edges Hiroshima in Club World Cup semifinals

by Shintaro Kano

Lucas Alario's header midway through the second half sent River Plate to the Club World Cup final as the South American champions edged Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 on Wednesday. In Sunday's final in Yokohama, River will face either Barcelona or Guangzhou Evergrande, who square off in ...

River Plate trounces Gamba Osaka

Soccer / J. League Aug 11, 2015

River Plate trounces Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka were outclassed by Copa Libertadores champions River Plate 3-0 in the Suruga Bank Championship on Tuesday. The Japanese treble winners, less first-choice striker Takashi Usami and goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi, failed to keep up with the visitors from Argentina, who went ahead in the ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 27, 2015

Gamba await showdown aginst River Plate

Gamba Osaka manager Kenta Hasegawa is hoping to keep the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan by beating Argentine powerhouse River Plate in the showdown between the Nabisco Cup holders and the Copa Sudamericana champions on Aug. 11. "We will go out and try to ...