Lucas Pratto: "We hope to be crowned champions at home"

The scorer of the opening goal for River spoke after the match, analysing what it was like to play in and his expectations for the second leg.

Lucas Pratto was one of the key men from a memorable CONMEBOL Libertadores contest. With the added edge of having come through Boca Junior's academy, the striker scored River Plate's first goal and had a hand in the second one too.

"It was a good, collective performance. We were superior in the first half. In the second it evened out more. With their supporters we were able to draw. It'll be decided at El Monumental. It's kill or be killed," declared Pratto.

He later added: "We missed lots of chances to score. You have to praise the goalkeeper because he made three or four spectacular saves. That's football. He had a good afternoon, we'll take the draw. We need to work hard ahead of the next final. We hope to be crowned champions at home."