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Football: Argentine giants Independiente return to top flight

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Independiente, one of Argentina's most successful clubs returned to the top flight on Wednesday after one season in division two.

The team, from the southern suburbs of Buenos Aires and record seven-time winners of the Copa Libertadores, won a play-off match 2-0 over Huracan to win promotion after being relegated last June for the first time in club history.

City rivals River Plate won their 35th Argentine first division title in May, just two years after being relegated to the second division in 2011-12.

Independiente, who have won 16 first division titles, won their last Copa Libertadores in 1984, the same year they went on to win the Intercontinental Cup which is now known as the Club World Cup and features continental champions.

Bayern Munich won the 2013 edition by beating Moroccan hosts Raja Casablanca 2-0.

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