Boca to appeal CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores decision

Chaos for River-Boca Two Bernabeus could be filled

Chaos for River-Boca Two Bernabeus could be filled

The match was called off last Saturday when visiting Boca's bus was attacked while on its way to Argentine rival River's stadium, and several players were injured.

Both sets of fans are now expected to have tickets, although it is hoped the more violent element won't make such a long trip to Spain.

Real Madrid's stadium will be the first outside South America to host a Copa Libertadores match, and while it is in unique circumstances, some are concerned that it could be the first of many instances in which finals take place thousands of miles from each team's ground.

CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday that it would be seeking alternative locations and moving the game outside of Argentina altogether for the safety of its players.

CONMEBOL have ordered that the next two home games River Plate have in a competition organised by the South American football association will be carried out behind closed doors.

Sales are expected to be online only, though they will also be on sale to Boca fans, with the game at the Monumental having originally seen away supporters banned.

Boca to appeal CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores decision
Boca to appeal CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores decision

The choice of the Bernabeu means that both the Copa Libertadores and Champions League finals will be played in Madrid within six months of each other.

CONMEBOL's independent Disciplinary Tribunal is also due to hear Boca's appeal this Thursday to award them the game because of violence by River fans, throwing the future of the match into further confusion.

The victor of the Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League, will represent CONMEBOL in the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates just days later.

Boca's decision casts doubt over the timing of the rearranged second leg.

The tournament kicks off on December 12 with the South American representative playing their first match on December 18.

The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw.

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