“This is unforgettable. In less than a year we put River back where they belong,” – River Plate coach Matias Almeyda.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man!
River Plate went into their final Prim B Nacional match of the season, at home against Almirante Brown, knowing a victory would secure top spot and secure a return to Argentina’s top flight after a season’s absence.
At 34 years young, David Trezeguet stepped up to the plate and scored both goals in a 2-0 win to secure his status as a River Plate legend.
Trezeguet, a reminder of a time when France had a real cutting edge, has scored 13 goals for River Plate since joining in January.
The former Juventus hitman has chipped in with some massively important goals and has become an idol of the fans at the Monumental. Trezeguet has also admitted that he has rekindled his love for football in Argentina’s second division.
His opener was a quality volley and despite missing a penalty, Trezeguet was on hand to secure the second and spark wild scenes. Both goals can be seen below.
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