Racing Club is the great champion of the League of the Americas 2017. At this year's edition, played in Argentina, the team of the Avellaneda showed the strength of Argentine football playing at home and won the unprecedented title. In the cast the Academy counted on athletes of diverse modalities of the club and also ex-players of the professional soccer.
This was the third edition of the League of the Americas, in the other two championships the title was with a Brazilian team. This year playing close to home, Racing wanted to leave the trophy on Argentine soil. In the first phase the team divided group with the Uruguayans of Malvin and Paysandu, and also with Atlanta (ARG).
In the opening game, victory over Paysandu 3-1. But in the second round Atlanta imposed a strong pace and won by 6 to 3. In the last round of the first phase Racing needed a positive result and he came. Draw 3 to 3 with Malvin and win the Shoot-Outs. With the five points, guaranteed seat for the semifinals.
In the semifinal of the most anticipated duels, Racing vs. Atlético (BRA). The expectation was a balanced confrontation, but soon in the first half the Argentines opened 4-0. In the second stage the Brazilians reacted, but Racing secured the place in the final with a 6 to 4 victory.
In the big decision again a meeting between Racing and Atlanta. Avellaneda's team wanted to change, but in the first minute Atlanta opened the scoring. Without surrendering, Racing looked for the tie in a 1 to 1 and took the decision for the Shoot-Outs. In the direct hits, better for the Racing that won the trophy.
In addition to the title, Racing won two individual prizes. Nacho Santos was elected the best player of the league and Cesar Lopez the best goalkeeper. Now the teams have prepared for the World Club Championship, which will be played in December in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. Registration is now open.