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Boca-River Libertadores final will be played in Madrid

CONMEBOL says the rearranged Copa Libertadores final second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played in Madrid on Dec. 9

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 30, 2018 5:00 IST ]
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — CONMEBOL says the rearranged Copa Libertadores final second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played in Madrid on Dec. 9.

The decision was announced Thursday by the president of South American soccer's governing body.

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had said earlier that his country would be willing to host the game.

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.

CONMEBOL said it rejected a request by Boca to be declared champions, but has fined River $400,000 and ordered the club to play the next two CONMEBOL games behind closed doors.

The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw.

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