River Plate finished in third place at FIFA's Club World Cup after beating Japan's Kashima Antlers 4-0. The match was also Pity Martínez's last in a River shirt. The midfielder came on as a late substitute but finished with two fantastic goals. Bruno Zuculini has opened the scoring in the first half and Santos Borré converted a penalty in between Pity's brace.
Gonzalo Martínez is joining MLS side Atlanta United next month. He's been at River Plate for four years and won five trophies: two CONMEBOL Libertadores, two Recopas and one Suruga Bank, as well as two Copas Argentina. Martínez was key in los Millonarios in the last Libertadores success and got on the scoresheet in the final against Boca Juniors too.
River will be disappointed not to have made the final of the Club World Cup and played against Real Madrid. However they demonstrated their ability in Abu Dhabi in the final contest after a disappointing loss to Al Ain on penalties in the semi-finals.
Now it's time for River to celebrate. They'll return to Buenos Aires today and on Sunday will celebrate the club's fourth CONMEBOL Libertadores triumph with their fans at el Monumental stadium.