Ignacio Scocco and Enzo Perez
Ignacio Scocco and Enzo Perez Reuters

Argentina's Club Atlético River Plate clinched their second consecutive Copa Argentina football title after a 2-1 victory against Atletico Tucuman.

According to match reports, on 9 December, Saturday River's forward Ignacio Scocco opened the scoring in the 10th minute before opponent Luis Rodriguez equalised just two minutes later.

On the other hand, midfielder Ignacio Fernandez struck with an angled drive three minutes after halftime and the Buenos Aires outfit defended resolutely thereafter.

"We haven't been playing well over the last month and a half but we were able to pull through to win a title which is important for this club," said the 31-year-old midfielder Enzo Perez.

By winning the competition, River earned the right to play in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club competition.

With inputs from IANS