CONMEBOL had to postpone the Copa Libertadores final between Argentine sides Boca Juniors and River Plate twice which was supposed to take place in El Monumental. River Plate supporters attacked the team-bus of Boca Juniors that created utter chaos. And for that, CONMEBOL had to postpone the match and had to shift the final to another country to maintain peace.
And now, the South American football federation president Alejandro Dominguez called for all the fans to peacefully enjoy the match and also to behave properly in Madrid. The Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played at the home ground of Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabeu, on 9th December.
It was supposed to be a home match for River Plate, but the federation had to shift the venue to another country after a dangerous clash happened between the fans of both the teams. While announcing the new venue of the Copa Libertadores final, Dominguez also criticized the previous action of the fans.
Dominguez, while announcing the date and venue of the highly-anticipated final, told in a press conference that “The decision of the administration is that the match is played with supporters of both clubs in the city of Madrid, at the Bernabeu Stadium,” and he then added “It will be Sunday, December 9 at 20:30 CET.”
When the media asked him about the reason for selecting Madrid as the host of the Copa Libertadores final, Dominguez said “Spain is the country with the largest Argentine population outside of its country. Madrid is one of the 10 safest cities in the world and it has a great football culture. I want everyone who goes to show how to enjoy and have a good time.”
Alejandro Dominguez also condemned the culprits of the bus-attack and showed his sympathy for the players while saying “I sympathize with the players who were injured, and I want to repudiate what has happened. The ball is never going to be stained by unscrupulous people, it will keep rolling.”
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) November 29, 2018