River Plate sealed their fourth Copa Libertadores title with a memorable 3-1 (5-3 aggregate) win over rivals Boca Juniors. Two stoppage-time goals from Juan Fernando Quintero & Gonzalo Martínez turned the tide for River after Darío Benedetto opened the scoring for Boca. However, the sending off Boca midfielder Wílmar Barrios proved pivotal, as River took full advantage.
With Lionel Messi now in his 30s, his often seemingly supernatural ability visibly waning at what could be his final World Cup, many fear the fate of the game once he retires. But those in attendance at the Kazan Arena, and the millions watching around the world, may have caught a glimpse of the future of football, the man to who Messi's torch might be passed.