River Plate back on top

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River Plate returned to the top of the B Nacional with a 7-1 thrashing of Atlanta on Wednesday evening.

Los Millonarios are unbeaten since their relegation from Argentina's top division last season, and now sit top of the tree with 19 points form nine outings.

Atlanta, meanwhile, are now perilously close to the foot of the league, with Jorge Ghiso's only three points above bottom side Chacarita Juniors.

Fernando Cavenaghi was the hero on the night for River Plate - netting three times as the Argentine giants completely outclassed their over-awed opponents.

And Cavenaghi has identified the demolition of Atlanta as a launch pad for promotion back to the Primera División.


"The goals made me very happy, as did the general performance of the team. We let ourselves go, we dominated throughout the game," said the 28-year-old.

"I think we played excellently and I enjoyed myself a lot on the pitch.

"I hope this match is a launching pad for us and we can start to play as we did on this occasion. This result helps to build confidence across the team.

"Let's hope all the games are like this, but we are aware that we are not always going to hit seven goals."

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