Boca Juniors Y River Plate, the two great Argentine soccer and eternal rivals, play the first final of the Copa Libertadores 2018. This Saturday's match is played in the Bombonera, the mythical stadium of the xeneises in Buenos Aires. The final rematch will be on November 24 in the Monumental of the rojiblancos, located in the neighborhood of Nuñez.
Mouth reaches the final of the tournament after beat the Palmeiras with a 2-0 in the first leg and a 2-2 in the return. River Plate will play the final after eliminating Guild of Porto Alegre with a 0-1 in the first leg and a 1-2 in the return leg. A ruling in their favor of the Conmebol, who rejected a demand from Gremio to be awarded points lost in Brazil, put River in the final. The millionaires, however, can not have their coach, Marcelo Gallardo, on the bench, suspended for violating a Conmebol sanction that prohibited him from speaking with his players during the game against Gremio.
It will be the first time in the history of the Copa Libertadores that a local classic reaches continental dimensions. The "megafinal", as they call it in Argentina, has paralyzed the South American country. Those of Boca will be able to see the game in the stadium, but the ones of River will have to be satisfied with the television because in Argentina a visiting public is not allowed, to avoid incidents.
The magnitude of the event has attracted attention in the rest of the world. More than 900 journalists were accredited in Boca, and hundreds more were left out due to lack of space.
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Everything is ready at the Bombonera, the mythical Boca stadium. But it rains torrentially over Buenos Aires and the start of the game is suspended. There are less than three hours to start and the bad weather does not subside.
Hi all. We started the minute-by-minute transmission of the first leg match between Boca and River for the Copa Libertadores.