Argentina's River Plate, winner of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana Tournament, won on Wednesday the title of the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana Tournament with a 1-0 victory over San Lorenzo in the second leg of the final.
In the first leg at the Monumental stadium, River Plate had won with the same score.
River Plate was the runner up in the Recopa Sudamericana in 1997 and 1998.
The Recopa Sudamericana Tournament has taken place since 1989, but was interrupted between 1999 and 2002. Argentina's Boca Juniors is the top winner with four titles.
In its first stage, until 1998, the winners of the Libertadores Tournament faced the winner of the Supercopa. But since 2003, the champions of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana square off instead.
The history of the Recopa Sudamericana is as follows:
Year Champion Runner Up
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1989 Nacional (Uruguay) Racing Club (Argentina)
1990 Boca Juniors (Argentina) Atlético Nacional (Colombia)
1991 Olimpia (Paraguay)
1992 Colo Colo (Chile) Cruzeiro (Brazil)
1993 Sao Paulo (Brazil) Cruzeiro (Brazil)
1994 Sao Paulo (Brazil) Botafogo (Brazil)
1995 Independiente (Argentina) Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina)
1996 Gremio (Brazil) Independiente (Argentina)
1997 Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina) River Plate (Argentina)
1998 Cruzeiro (Brazil) River Plate (Argentina)
2003 Olimpia (Paraguay) San Lorenzo (Argentina)
2004 Cienciano (Perú) Boca Juniors (Argentina)
2005 Boca Juniors (Argentina) Once Caldas (Colombia)
2006 Boca Juniors (Argentina) Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2007 Internacional (Brazil) Pachuca (México)
2008 Boca Juniors (Argentina) Arsenal (Argentina)
2009 Liga de Quito (Ecuador) Internacional (Brazil)
2010 Liga de Quito (Ecuador) Estudiantes LP (Argentina)
2011 Internacional (Brazil) Independiente (Argentina)
2012 Santos (Brazil) Universidad de Chile
2013 Corinthians (Brazil) Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2014 Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) Lanús (Argentina
2015 River Plate (Argentina) San Lorenzo (Argentina)
Text and Photo: AFP