After weeks of bickering, ugly incidents between the Fans and court battles won by River Plate Buenos Aires, the Copa Libertadores. In distant Madrid, the soccer club won on Sunday the Final game of the South American equivalent of the Champions League against city rivals Boca Juniors 3:1 (1:1, 0:1) after extra time and won for the fourth Time the title. The first leg of the Boca stadium, La Bombonera was on 11. November 2:2 is assumed.
With the victory of the River Plate, under the eyes of Superstar Lionel Messi, one of the thought was most worthy, but also most shameful finals of the Copa-history to the end. The originally for the 24. November, was put back game in the stadium of River Plate, because of Fan riots has been cancelled. The coach of Boca Juniors was shortly before the arrival in the Monumental stadium of Fans have been pelted with rocks. Several players were injured and could not compete.
as a result, the Superclásico-return game had been moved to 10,000 kilometers away, and Madrid, where at least 250 000 Argentines live. Up to 80,000 supporters from both Camps were in the Estadio Bernabeu for a heated atmosphere. At the end of River Plate cheered thanks to goals from Juan Quintero (108.) and Gonzalo Martinez (120.+2).
In the regular season was Boca by Dario Benedetto (44.) the lead gone, Lucas Pratto scored the equaliser (68.). Almost the entire extension had to Boca after a Yellow-Red card for Wilmar Barrios (92.) in a number of the best riding.
Until kick-off there was in Madrid. Alone 4000 security forces, including 2,000 police officers had made sure of that. In the Spanish capital, with the exception there was a state, because the two fans are strong enemies. For security, no away fans are allowed to set up in Argentina for quite some time into the stadium. In Madrid, this was different.
And so the supporters of the Boca Juniors came not only in the enjoyment of the game, but also saw a long time, a strong performance of their team. The Blue-and-Yellow had in the first half, the much better chances. A unplatzierter shot Pablo Perez in a promising Position (12.) was the first warning shot. After half an hour, missed Barrios with a deflected shot wide of goal, before finally, Benedetto ice cold stretched. A dream pass from Nahitan Nández (44.).
The not could of the River Plate sit up. After the break the Team found better into the game and came through Ignacio Fernandez for the first big chance (49.). After that, the Red-and-White called for after a collision by Lucas Pratto with the Boca goalkeeper Esteban Andrada penalty, but the whistle remained also after consultation with the Video referee (57.). Eleven minutes later, it happened: After a pass from Fernandez Pratto hits to compensate.
So there was still a 30-minute surcharge on top of that: And because of the River Plate was, especially after the Yellow-Red card in the ascendancy, and in the end winning team.
That the Finale could go in Madrid, on the stage, was sealed on Saturday finally. The International court of arbitration for sport (CAS) had rejected an application for a temporary injunction of the Boca Juniors to deposition of the final game. As the court said, should be decided on a further application by the Argentine Association to disqualify the opponent in the final, at a later date.More about
After the riots in the Copa Libertadores final in Argentina take place
The South American Federation CONMEBOL had previously chosen to show in addition to the transfer to Madrid River Plate with a fine of 400,000 dollars. In addition, the club must play the first two games in the next year in front of empty stands. (dpa)