Argentine teams shun Madrid’s Bernabeu for SuperClasico

Argentine teams shun Madrid’s Bernabeu for SuperClasico

Argentine teams shun Madrid’s Bernabeu for SuperClasico

Boca themselves were thrown out of the Libertadores in 2015 after River players were attacked with pepper spray by fans at halftime during the second leg of a knockout tie at the Bombonera stadium.

Speaking on Saturday on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting and shortly after the club's statement came out, he said Conmebol will need to make a decision.

As a result, River are refusing to take part in the second leg of the final having drawn 2-2 against their Buenos Aires rivals in the first leg.

Though CONMEBOL initially only delayed the game, it eventually agreed to postpone the match until the next day following protests from Boca players.

CONMEBOL, which is headquartered in Paraguay, decided Argentina was in no state to host such an important match and ordered it played elsewhere, with Real president Florentino Perez jumping on the opportunity and offering use of the Bernabeu for free.

Reuters  Juan Medina
Reuters Juan Medina

- More than 66,000 people attending the stadium waited patiently for about eight hours on Saturday and returned to the stadium for the second time on Sunday.

But now River Plate have announced they won't play the continent's equivalent of the Champions League final outside of South America.

- It is incomprehensible that the most important Superclásico of Argentine football cannot develop normally in the same country that in the days that run a G20 develops.

Despite protests from both sides, the match is expected to move on in Madrid with the victor representing South America in the World Cup Championship.

"Argentine football as a whole. can not allow a handful of thugs to stop the Superclasico from taking place in our country".

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