Copa Libertadores: River Plate v Boca Juniors moved to Bernabeu in Madrid

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The second-leg of a final that has since been deemed too rife with potential dangers to host on the continent (let alone the country) from which the teams come from, River Plate have been severely punished for the behaviour of their fans before last weekend's proposed game with Boca Juniors.

Argentina's two biggest teams drew the first leg 2-2 at Boca's ground and were due to play the second match in South America's equivalent of the Champions League final at River's El Monumental stadium on Saturday.

Genoa have missed out on hosting the Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors, as it'll be played in Madrid's Bernabeu on December 9.

Boca players suffered cuts from the glass from broken windows and were also affected by the tear gas used by police to disperse the crowds.

But a day later, Boca refused to play again, insisting they would be disadvantaged, and the match was indefinitely postponed.

Conmebol, South American football's governing body, rejected Boca's appeal to be awarded the trophy without playing.

Pablo Perez of Boca Juniors suffered a left eye injury after River Plate fans attacked the team's bus ahead of the Copa Libertadores final second leg in Buenos Aries Argentina

But Madrid won out, with Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeting that the country "is ready to organise the final". The G20 summit, which began in Buenos Aires on Friday, is going to have to go some ways to match the knot of complaints that have dominated the local media since November 24, when the original tie was supposed to take place.

Earlier today, it was announced the Copa Libertadores final would be played outside Argentina.

The final of Europe's premier club competition will be played at the home of Real's own city rivals Atletico Madrid, the Wanda Metropolitano, on June 1.

He said Spain has "ample experience in such events and is already working on the necessary deployment to guarantee the security of the event".

The Bernabeu final will kick off at 7.30pm United Kingdom time (8.30pm Spanish time). They had won the first leg 2-0.

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