Racing Club wins Argentinian national soccer championship

Racing Club's defender Leonardo Sigali, teammates and staff celebrate clinching the Argentine Superliga Championship title, after a match against Tigre, in Victoria on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Racing Club tied with Tigre but won the title on points. (AP Photo/Mariano Blanc)
Racing Club's midfielder Augusto Solari celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Tigre during an Argentine Superliga soccer match in Victoria, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Mariano Blanc)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Racing Club has won its ninth Argentinian league trophy after a 1-1 draw against Tigre. It was the team's second title in the tournament in five years.

The traditional blue and white team lifted the league title with one game in hand after second place Defensa y Justicia also drew 1-1 with Union de Santa Fe.

Sunday's results kept the distance between the two leaders in four points.

Racing opened the score at the Jose Dellagiovana stadium with Augusto Solari at 57 minutes. Tigre levelled in the dying seconds of the match with a free kick by Lucas Rodriguez.

Racing's campaign added 17 wins, five draws and only two defeats in 24 matches. The champions will face second place Defensa y Justicia in the last round of the tournament.

Racing's main player in the tournament was striker "Licha" Lopez, Argentina's league top goal scorer with 17 goals.

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