Juan Fernando Quintero is having a comeback year of sorts, and his heroics helped beat Independiente and earn a semifinal date with Gremio.
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Boca Juniors beat Cruzeiro on Wednesday in a match that saw Dede sent off. Meanwhile, Independiente and River Plate played to a scoreless draw.
Perez, a former Valencia and Benfica player, has 23 caps, the last of which he won last year.
Argentina's Football Association said Wednesday that it will closely monitor boarding houses where youth players live following a sex abuse scandal.
River Plate says it will collaborate with authorities after a local NGO reported minors were allegedly abused in the club's youth divisions.
River Plate mustered a 2-0 victory over eternal rivals Boca Juniors to secure their first ever Argentinian Super Cup title on Wednesday night.
The stage at River Plate could give newcomers Franco Armani (Argentina) and Juan Fernando Quintero (Colombia) a boost in making Russia-bound sides.
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano wants to return to River Plate before his playing days are over but is wary of making a promise he cannot keep.
"It was a clear penalty. I prefer that a referee continues to make mistakes but not that seven judges are mistaken," River coach Gallardo on VAR.
River had the edge from the first leg and then scored twice Tuesday night. But Lanus wasn't rattled, and banged in four unanswered goals to advance.
River Plate took the first leg of the all-Argentina Copa Libertadores semifinal against Lanus, forcing Lanus to play on the defensive throughout.
The Copa Libertadores has reached the semifinal stage, as River Plate host Lanus on Tuesday, followed by Barcelona S.C. hosting Gremio on Wednesday.
River Plate reached the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores 8-3 on aggregate with a stunning 8-0 second-leg victory over Jorge Wilstermann.
Minnows Wilstermann were clinging to a three-goal first-leg lead against River Plate in the Copa Libertadores. Then Ignacio Scocco changed all that.
The unlikely surge of Wilstermann continued Thursday, as the Bolivian side shocked River Plate 3-0 in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores quarters.
The Copa Libertadores quarterfinals are dominated by Argentine and Brazilian sides, but the other two clubs involved could surprise the favourites.
Bayer Leverkusen have asked FIFA to approve the signing of River Plate's Lucas Alario after the Argentinian Football Association blocked the move.
The Copa Libertadores knockout round wouldn't feel right without theatrics, which are exactly what the River Plate-Guarani leg provided on Tuesday.
River Plate have announced that Camilo Mayada and Lucas Martinez Quarta, tested positive for a banned substance during Copa Libertadores.
Argentina's representatives were at a disadvantage in the early rounds of this year's Copa Libertadores. Now, they have a chance to fight back.
Argentina President Mauricio Macri on Thursday confirmed that the funds had been transferred to AFA to be distributed among the clubs.
Argentina's Sebastian Driussi is in the midst of a stellar season River Plate. It's no wonder that Spurs are interested in signing the 20-year-old.
Paris Saint-Germain's Nasser Al-Khelaifi has played down speculation that the French champions could move for Lucas Alario and Mamadou Sakho.
Earlier this month, River Plate sporting director Enzo Francescoli said he was waiting for a club to meet the release clause fee to sign Alario.
PSG are in the market for a new attacker to provide backup for in-form Edinson Cavani and have been strongly linked with Alario.
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