With the elimination of River against Atlético Mineiro, a 10-year streak with Argentine clubs was cut in the semifinals of the Libertadores Cup. The last time there was no albicelestes in decisive instances? In the 2010 edition.
It is a fact that has not happened since 2010, because then there were always Argentine clubs in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores. With River’s defeat against Atlético Mineiro, there will be no albicelestes. What happened?
Those of Gallardo were overwhelmed, they could not with the hierarchy and Cuca’s proposal. And with River there was an extensive streak of Argentine clubs reaching the semifinals. The last time was in 2010, after Estudiantes de La Plata were champion of the 2009 edition.
Vélez Sarsfield (2011), Boca Juniors (2012), Newell’s Old Boys (2013), San Lorenzo (2014 and champion), River Plate (2015 and champion), Boca Juniors (2016), River Plate (2017), Boca Juniors and River Plate (2018 -River champion-, 2019 and 2020) were the clubs that reached this instance of four best in the last editions. It will not be the case of this 2021 Cup, since the Brazilian teams ended with the blue and white illusions.