River Plate hit The Strongest for six

Buenos Aires, April 7 (IANS) Defending champions River Plate rose to the top of their Copa Libertadores group with a 6-0 victory over The Strongest.

First-half goals to Andres D’Alessandro, Ignacio Fernandez, Camilo Mayada, Emanuel Mammana and Lucas Alario all but secured victory for the hosts before halftime on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Fernandez added a sixth goal seven minutes from time as River overtook their Bolivian rivals at the top of Group 1.

The Argentine outfit now have eight points from four matches, a point ahead of The Strongest with third-placed Sao Paulo two points further back.

In other matches on Wednesday, Palmeiras drew 3-3 at Rosario Central, Independiente del Valle beat Atletico Mineiro 3-2 and Corinthians drew 1-1 at Independiente Santa Fe.

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