Madrid Touted For Cursed Copa Libertadores Last [Report]
Actual Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium might host the second leg of the Copa Libertadores ultimate between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors postponed after fan violence on the weekend, Spanish media mentioned Thursday.
“Based on sources near negotiations, the settlement is 90 p.c closed and all events hope to have the ability to announce it Thursday afternoon,” the day by day El Pais mentioned.
The newspaper added that Spain’s soccer federation (RFEF) and Actual Madrid had given the inexperienced gentle to the occasion.
The unique second-leg conflict between the 2 Buenos Aires golf equipment on the weekend was postponed after Boca gamers have been injured in an assault on their crew bus by River followers with pepper spray, stones and sticks. South American soccer directors Conmebol subsequently mentioned the match couldn’t be performed in Argentina, beginning intense hypothesis over the place it might be performed.
The Khalifa Worldwide Stadium in Qatar, which can be used within the 2022 World Cup, has additionally been linked with the match.
Sports activities day by day AS mentioned it may as an alternative happen on December 9 on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium at 8.30 pm native time (1930 GMT).
Boca Junior and River Plate each have video games scheduled that weekend within the Argentine league. Neither the RFEF nor Actual Madrid have been out there for remark when contacted by AFP.
The day by day El Mundo additionally reported the ultimate may happen on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, used to internet hosting the “clasico” clashes between arch-rivals Actual Madrid and Barcelona, which this time would flip into the River-Boca “superclasico.”
However El Mundo identified that this second leg ultimate is dependent upon a choice of Conmebol’s disciplinary fee.
The primary leg ended 2-2. Boca Juniors have requested to be awarded victory with out enjoying the second leg, whereas River Plate wish to play.
The conflict between the 2 Buenos Aires golf equipment was on account of be the final Libertadores ultimate performed over two legs. Earlier this yr, Conmebol determined to undertake a single-match format from subsequent season when the ultimate can be in Santiago, Chile.
Madrid is about to host one other prestigious ultimate this season — that of the Champions League in June, at Atletico’s Metropolitano stadium.
© Agence France-Presse (extra edits from Chris Kelleher)