Carlos Tevez scored twice as Boca Juniors defeated bitter rivals River Plate 4-2 to win the Clasico of Argentine football on Sunday in a tense encounter at the Estadio Monumental.

Boca took the lead after 13 minutes through striker Walter Bou from a fine pass by Tevez.

But 20 minutes later, River Plate were level thanks to a goal from Sebastian Driuzzi.

Lucas Alario gave River the lead just before the break while Tevez brought Boca level at 2-2 on the hour mark.

Tevez hit his team's third after 81 minutes with Ricardo Centurion slotting in the fourth in injury time.