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Boca routs River in 1st superclasico of Argentina women’s soccer

Boca Juniors v River Plate - Argentina Women's First Division 2019/20

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 24: Camila Gomez Ares of Boca Juniors celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for her team during a match between Boca Juniors and River Plate as part of Argentina Women’s First Division “Torneo Rexona” 2019/20 at Estadio Alberto J. Armando on September 24, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Boca Juniors routed archrival River Plate 5-0 on Tuesday in the first “superclasico” of Argentina’s new professional women’s soccer league.

Veteran Fanny Rodriguez scored a hat trick for the host at the Bombonera stadium in front of about 2,000 fans. Captain Florencia Quinones and Fabiana Vallejos also netted a goal each.

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Argentina’s new women’s league started this past weekend, after the country’s soccer federation announced its formation in March.

Women’s soccer is on the rise in Argentina, with the national team qualifying for the latest World Cup in France for the first time in more than a decade. The South American nation is bidding to host the women’s World Cup in 2023.

However, the salaries in the professional women’s league are equivalent to those for men in the country’s fourth division.