STRUGGLING Cruzeiro are fifth bottom in the Brazilian top flight but produced a disciplined performance to draw 0-0 at River Plate
in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores round-of-16 tie and they can hold their own in the return match in Belo Horizonte.
Despite that move falling through, Palacios is expected to leave River Plate
for Europe this summer after almost four years in the first team, having made his debut as a 16-year-old.
THE INDUS RIVER PLATE
SCALE ORDER IV, V and VI - 4 F:
However, he insisted he will not leave River Plate
unless the offer is right.
In third place Club Atletico River Plate
will win $2.5m, fourth Kashima Antlers wins $2m, while the fifth team wins $1.5m, and the sixth team wins $1m.
demolished Kashima Antlers 4-0 to clinch the third spot of the Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2018 on Saturday.
's Gonzalo Martinez acknowledges the crowd after scoring the second goal against Kashima Antlers in the third place play-off yesterday.
Host side Al Ain stunned South American champions River Plate
5-4 in a penalty shootout after coming back from a goal down to draw 2-2 in a thrilling Club World Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
Zoran Mamic's Al-Ain side pulled off a remarkable penalty-shootout victory over South American champions River Plate
Les autres equipes participantes a ce Mondial sont le Real Madrid vainqueur de la Ligue des Champions d'Europe, River Plate
(vainqueur de la Copa Libertadores), Guadalajara (representa l'Amerique du Nord, Centrale et Caraibes).
Madrid, Dec 10 (ONA) River Plate
won the Copa Libertadores