After creating a troubling final last season, the two giants of Argentine football, River Plate and Boca Juniors, are set to reunite at the Copa Libertadores.
This time, both will encounter in the semi-finals, not the final as a year ago. In the quarterfinals, River Plate defeated Paraguay’s Cerro Porteno 3-1 after two matches. Boca Juniors beat LDU Quito with a total score of 3-0.
These two rival teams will play the first leg at River Plate’s El Monumental on October 1. The second leg took place 3 weeks later at Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera “sanctuary.
The winning team will meet Flamengo or Gremio (both Brazilian) in the final. This season, Boca Juniors got a significant addition, Daniele De Rossi. While River Plate retains the old frame with star Juan Quintero.
River Plate meets Boca Juniors called Superclasico “Super Classics”. This match is considered the most harsh and attractive in South American football.
Last season, these two giants turned the Copa Libertadores final into the focus of the world with troubles both off the pitch. According to the organizers’ schedule, the final match between the two teams in the previous season will take place at 3:00 on November 25.
However, Superclasico was unable to take place because the visitors’ bus was attacked by River Plate fanatics on their way to Vespucio Liberti. Bottles, stone bricks broke the glass door and injured Boca’s players.
After that, the final was postponed twice and forced to hold at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu to avoid negative developments. In Spain, there was no clash between the fans of the two teams. River Plate finally won the team with a score of 3-1 to win South America.
However, the match still has painful consequences. Exequiel Aaron Neris – a River Plate fan who was stabbed to death by two Boca Juniors fans shortly after the 2018 Copa Libertadores final.
Marca quoted sources from local newspaper Clarin, Aaron Neris, who had been attacked by two strangers and had his thigh artery cut. He was taken to the hospital but due to his injuries, the 21-year-old did not survive.