River Plate and Boca Juniors began their preparations in Madrid to take the Libertadores Cup in a "half-rarely" final and under strong police surveillance after the incidents that occurred in Buenos Aires that led to relocation.

After two weeks of controversy and uncertainty about how and where the outcome of the superfinal between the two porteños archives, Boca and River would be fought, they were already installed in the Spanish capital, where they performed their first training.

Boca, however, kept hopes to stay with the points and the title before Sunday and was waiting for the Appeal Tribunal of the Conmebol, but the jurists failed yesterday against the Xeneize wanting to win the Cup in the desk.

Boca's president, Daniel Angelici, had anticipated that if this was the case, it would be "adverse" before the Arbitral Sports Tribunal (known as TAS).

And still thousands of kilometers from Buenos Aires, the security of the encounter is still a central issue, as shows deportation to Argentina yesterday of a radical leader of Boca Juniors landed in Madrid.

This is "one of the most significant and dangerous bravas bars, with numerous backgrounds" police, told a AFP spokesman for the Spanish Police, who deployed a broad device to keep calm during the game and the previous days.

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The players also calmed: "People are intelligent, they know that here much can not be beaten (…) That everything goes in peace, as it has to be," said the experienced frontier of Boca Juniors, Carlos Tevez, seconded by his rival in River, Franco Armani.

"Soccer is a game, you have to live in peace, you have to come to enjoy," said the goalkeeper of Millonario.

In view of the decisive meeting of Sunday in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, with 81,000 seats, many of them reserved for the abundant Argentine community residing in Spain, the men of Guillermo Barros Schelotto began the preparation at the facilities of the Spanish RFEF federation in the Rozas, northwest of Madrid.

On the other hand, River Plate landed at Barajas Airport yesterday in the morning and carried out a brief training for just an hour in the afternoon at the Real Madrid sports center in Valdebebas.

On Sunday, as of 15:30, he will host an unpublished Libertadores that is decided out of his continent in a duel between the two great rivals of Argentine soccer, ready to take the maximum killer.


Andrada; Buffarini, Izquierdoz, Magallán, Mas; Pavón, Barrios, Pérez, Cardona; Benedetto and Abila were the members of the team headquartered that the Boca Juniors DT, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, tested yesterday.

In River Plate, players directed by Marcelo Gallardo yesterday did not test any tactics and they only did some exercises with a ball.


Ten days later in identifying it and only two in releasing it. However, in those 48 hours he was already convicted, in an abbreviated trial, and will be two years and four months unable to go to any court. Matías Firpo was one of the fans who threw stones and bottles to the Boca bus on entering Monumental generating the suspension of the final.

"He had gone with friends, with family. It was a moment I could not control, an impulse that I regret. I know that I was wrong, I'm not doing this and it hurts to have happened for this, "said Firpo.


The Spanish Police intercepted on Wednesday night at the Madrid airport to Maxi Mazzaro, one of the heads of radical fans of the Boca Juniors, told the AFP the Madrilenian police.

It is "one of the most significant and dangerous bravas bars, with numerous backgrounds" police, according to the same source, which indicates that it has already been returned to Argentina.


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