MADRID | Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

6Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



MADRID  — The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain’s “clasico.” It’s all about Argentina’s “superclasico.”

The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the second leg of the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the Champions League.

The match — dubbed “The Game of the Century” — was brought to Spain after the second leg was marred by fan violence in Buenos Aires, forcing South American soccer body CONMEBOL to postpone the game twice before deciding to play outside Argentina because of security concerns.

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