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Carlos Tevez leads Boca Juniors to Argentine title win

Boca Juniors' forward Carlos Tevez celebrates after winning Argentina's first division football championship.
Image: Boca Juniors' forward Carlos Tevez celebrates after winning Argentina's first division football championship

Carlos Tevez inspired Boca Juniors to their first Argentine Primera Division championship title since 2011.

His team-mate, Fabian Monzon, scored the winner in the 42nd minute on Sunday as Boca beat Tigre 1-0 at La Bombonera stadium to win their 25th league title with a match to spare.

Boca have been in remarkable form since Tevez returned to the club from Juventus in June and succeed Racing Club as champions.

Boca, who are celebrating their first title under coach and former player Rodolfo Arrubarrena, have won 11 of their 14 matches since Tevez returned from Europe.

Boca Juniors' footballers (L-R) Rodrigo Betancur, Carlos Tevez and goalkeeper Agustin Orion celebrate with the trophy
Image: Boca Juniors' footballers Rodrigo Betancur (left) Carlos Tevez (centre) and Agustin Orion celebrate with the trophy

"I've won championships in many places but nothing compares with this," said Tevez, who added to his league crowns in Brazil, England and Italy.

"From now on you'll see a new Boca."

Boca have recorded 64 points from 29 matches, a lead of six points over second-placed San Lorenzo, going into their final match at Rosario Central next Sunday.

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Boca's triumph also put them in next year's Libertadores Cup, the South American club championship they have won six times.

Boca Juniors' forward Carlos Tevez (left) celebrates after winning Argentina's first division football championship.
Image: Boca Juniors' forward Carlos Tevez (left) celebrates after winning Argentina's first division football championship

Central began the day with hope of taking the title race to the wire next weekend but lost 2-1 at Banfield and fell to third while San Lorenzo climbed to second after a 2-0 win over Temperley.

San Lorenzo, Rosario Central and Racing will vie for second place next weekend and a chance to join Boca in the Libertadores Cup while reigning South American club champions River Plate, who will play the Club World Cup in Japan next month, are seventh in the league.

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