Copa Libertadores final second leg and everything is on the line at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday Live Watch On LMI Sports.
Preview: The rearranged Copa Libertadores final second leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium on 9 December. The second leg was twice postponed last weekend after Boca’s bus was attacked by a small group of River fans, as their several players experienced injury.
This match is set to feature fans from both teams at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. But, The South American giants were initially opposed to proposals to play their decisive second leg in Spain.
The first leg of the two-leg final — the first to pit the Buenos Aires rivals against each other — ended 2-2 at Boca’s Bombonera ground last month.
Boca’s fan isn’t pleased with the result in the first leg. But with the game on a neutral field, it’s as if a reset button was pressed. And the delay in playing this game means Cristian Pavon will likely now play. They are about to getting the victory and lifting the trophy.
River is still without head coach Marcello Gallardo, was suspended for both legs of the final. He can be in attendance, just can’t have communication with the team or offer instructions.
Prediction: Boca is considered favorites to win the game. Not big ones, but favorites nonetheless. Personally, if I had to choose one of the three possible results, I’d go for the draw.
River Plate possible first XI : Armani; Montiel, Pinola, Casco; Enzo, Ponzio, Palacios; Fernandez, Martinez; Pratto, Bore
Boca Juniors possible first XI: Andrada; Jara, Izquierdoz; Magallan, Olaza; Nandez, Barrios; P. Perez, Almendra; Benedetto, Abila
Stats: Just one win for Boca, three for River, and a draw, in the last five games between these two at La Bombonera.
Previous ten matches result of these two:
Boca Juniors vs Tigre 4-1
Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors 2-2
Gimnasia La Plata vs Boca Juniors 2-1
Boca Juniors vs Palmeiras 2-0
Boca Juniors vs Rosario Central 0-0
Estudiantes vs River Plate 1-0
Gremio vs River Plate 1-2
River Plate vs Aldosivi 1-0
River Plate vs Gremio 0-1
Colon vs River Plate 1-0
Competition: Copa Libertadores
Date: Sunday, Dec. 9
Address: Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain
TV channel: Telemundo (US), BT Sport 1 (UK)
Streaming: lmisports.com & lmisports.co.uk (free), fuboTV (Try for free)