Argentine giants Boca Juniors landed their historic 31st Primera Division title on Sunday at La Bombonera via a 1-0 win over Tigre courtesy of a first-half header from left-back Fabian Monzon.

Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez, who by virtue of this league title has now won a total of eight league trophies in four different leagues – Brazil, England, Italy and his hometown Argentina, was in the forefront of all the action as he captained his boyhood club to glory.

The 31-year-old, who returned to Boca in July after over a decade away, was overcome with emotion at the final whistle and said: “I’m happy. I came back to feel this again. It’s difficult to talk.

“They needed a championship to take the pressure off now they will be a new Boca.

“They deserved this, for lots of reasons, they deserved this.”

Tevez, who won Juventus player of the season award twice in the Serie A, was part of the Boca team to win the same trophy in 2003 before moving to Corinthians in Brazil two years later.

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