Copa Libertadores final will be played outside of Argentina on Dec. 8 or 9

By November 27, 2018

The twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will not be played until either Dec. 8 or 9 and it will be played outside of Argentina.

CONMEBOL released an announcement Tuesday morning confirming that the second leg of the final will not be happening in Buenos Aires following Saturday’s ugly scene that led to various Boca Junior players being injured.

“The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final will take place between Dec. 8 and 9, at a time and place to be announced by CONMEBOL in the near future,” the release said.

The press release added that Argentinean authorities are still investigating Saturday’s fan violence that led to broken glass on Boca Juniors’ team bus and multiple injuries sustained by players on the bus.

Likely sites for the final leg of the tournament final are Miami, Asuncion, and Genoa. Authorities from the latter have already extended an offer to CONMEBOL and team officials to host the match in the Italian town.

Representatives from Boca have requested that River Plate be disqualified from playing after the behavior of their fans outside of the Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium in Argentina’s capital.

Boca Juniors and River Plate tied 2-2 in the first leg that took place earlier this month at Boca’s La Bombonera Stadium.