The view from Argentina

River Plate wake from their nightmare

June 27, 2012
By Sam Kelly
(Archive)
Just inside the press entrance of the Belgrano stand in the Estadio Monumental, as we're waiting to be let out of the ground, two senior journalists, clearly friends and River Plate fans of long standing, bump into each other and embrace, almost in tears. "Give me a hug, mate! The nightmare's over!" one of them says, trying hard to stifle a grin. It's around 5pm on Saturday June 23 and, following a 2-0 win over Almirante Brown, with both goals coming from the right foot of David Trezeguet, River's ...

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