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Copa Libertadores Final 2018: RIVER PLATE (5) aet3-1 (3) BOCA JUNIORS

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This final is unedited and deserves its own thread.  A massive worldwide historical encounter.

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This is a dream come true... A Superclásico Final!

All that's remaining is a El Clásico Final in the UEFA Champions League between Barça and Real Madrid.

I can't wait for this River v Boca final!

VAMOS RIVER!

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2 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Wow. When? 

Fixtures not set on stone yet (will be announced by Monday i assume), but probably Saturday 10th and 24th of November.

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@Berserker... Will you be going to this mate?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that even I want to go to and am already checking it out.  Imagine telling your grandchildren you attended this.

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Just now, SirBalon said:

@Berserker... Will you be going to this mate?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that even I want to go to and am already checking it out.  Imagine telling your grandchildren you attended this.

Yeah, probs will go to the last one if i can get a ticket (it's really difficult because they sell like hotcake) can't go to the first one and no away fans will be allowed.

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As always, I'm Boca Juniors in this final. However, I can't see past a River Plate win. Barros Schelotto struggles as much as anything against Gallardo's River, a well organized side that knows how to beat teams that grind out results. 

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7 minutes ago, Blue said:

As always, I'm Boca Juniors in this final. However, I can't see past a River Plate win. Barros Schelotto struggles as much as anything against Gallardo's River, a well organized side that knows how to beat teams that grind out results. 

Why are you Boca?

My personal sentiment towards River is what for me was one of the greatest teams in history with the River of Ángel Labruna.

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Just now, SirBalon said:

Why are you Boca?

My personal sentiment towards River is what for me was one of the greatest teams in history with the River of Ángel Labruna.

When I was about 5 years old, my father was a huge Argentine football fan. It was around the time Boca was arguably the best team in the World and he was a fan of them. Boca was actually my first team in football, I claimed I supported them before I proper got into the sport.

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In case anyone missed it in the other thread... 

Fucking unreal. 

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Vamos Boquita !!! 

Boca Juniors 3-1 riBer plate

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So finally it has been announced today, that THERE WILL BE away fans on both legs. About 4000 for the visitors in each stadium, finally.

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On 01/11/2018 at 13:15, Stan said:

In case anyone missed it in the other thread... 

Fucking unreal. 

Wow Stankey, look how many rts and likes that got, yesterday it had around 130 and look now! Must be because i rted and gave it a like haha, should have posted it myself.. -_-

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5 minutes ago, Berserker said:

So finally it has been announced today, that THERE WILL BE away fans on both legs. About 4000 for the visitors in each stadium, finally.

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Bound to be some fights. Goodness gracious the thought of the outcome of the match for the losing fans. 

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8 minutes ago, Berserker said:

Wow Stankey, look how many rts and likes that got, yesterday it had around 130 and look now! Must be because i rted and gave it a like haha, should have posted it myself.. -_-

It's cos I shared it. 

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1 hour ago, Cicero said:

Bound to be some fights. Goodness gracious the thought of the outcome of the match for the losing fans. 

The atmosphere will be epic! A dream final 

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Never seen so many people in Europe talking about South American football. Makes you wonder if anything will actually come from this.

I think English TV are missing out if they don't try and get the rights for this.

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34 minutes ago, Dan said:

Never seen so many people in Europe talking about South American football. Makes you wonder if anything will actually come from this.

I think English TV are missing out if they don't try and get the rights for this.

Anything like what, mate?

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6 minutes ago, Berserker said:

Anything like what, mate?

Be a bit more popular I mean. Will it make it a bit more prestigious? I like South American football, not an avid follower and not very clued up on it but I like how pure it is - I just don't think it's really that popular over here but maybe a game like this will bring attention to it a bit more.

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CONMEBOL facing problems at the moment. They don't want to confirm if River or Gremio will be playing in the final. Apparently Gallardo's disobeying his touchline ban is the big argument in Gremio's appeal. In Brazil, they are beginning to promote the final as Boca vs Gremio.

South American football has been a mess this year. It's not always the most organized but this year its been extra bad. It would be awful to hype up half the world for the Boca vs River final and then kill it completely by replacing River with Gremio. It might be justice to them, but they will lose a lot of money.

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15 minutes from CONMEBOL's decision regarding River Plate. If Gremio are reinstated, not only would it be a joke, but also it would be stupid from a business standpoint. CONMEBOL would lose a shitload of money. Just give Gallardo a fine FFS.

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Boca Juniors vs River continues to be a go. CONMEBOL are not that stupid. Gallardo however, cannot attend the final and River Plate will be fined. I think that's the right decision.

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9 hours ago, Blue said:

15 minutes from CONMEBOL's decision regarding River Plate. If Gremio are reinstated, not only would it be a joke, but also it would be stupid from a business standpoint. CONMEBOL would lose a shitload of money. Just give Gallardo a fine FFS.

The way the Libertadores Final has been hyped up this year outside the usual European suspects that always view it anyway (Spain, Portugal and Italy), it would've been commercial suicide to have changed it from River v Boca to Boca v Grêmio.

In saying this, there is obviously something wrong with Gallardo if he doesn't know how to respect and execute orders from the football authorities. I mean, how ridiculous would if have been if River missed out on this opportunity just because their head coach made his own decision by being judge and jury.

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Daniel Angelici and Rodolfo D'Onofrio (Boca and River respective presidents) have been debating with AFA and CONMEBOL as to whether or not to allow visiting fans for the two games in this year's Copa Libertadores Final between Boca and River...  Due to the lack of time to change many complicated mechanisms put in place by the policing authorities and AFA, it's looking more and more likely that the world is going to miss out on the atmosphere produced by these two everytime there's a Superclásico.

The decision is almost 100% but will be made official on Monday.

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24 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

The way the Libertadores Final has been hyped up this year outside the usual European suspects that always view it anyway (Spain, Portugal and Italy), it would've been commercial suicide to have changed it from River v Boca to Boca v Grêmio.

In saying this, there is obviously something wrong with Gallardo if he doesn't know how to respect and execute orders from the football authorities. I mean, how ridiculous would if have been if River missed out on this opportunity just because their head coach made his own decision by being judge and jury.

In fairness his speech was most likely necessary as without it we would have probably lost, it worked. Though he should have been more responsible in the team leaving the dressing room on time on the past matches in order to avoid this sanctions all together.

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5 minutes ago, Berserker said:

In fairness his speech was most likely necessary as without it we would have probably lost, it worked. Though he should have been more responsible in the team leaving the dressing room on time on the past matches in order to avoid this sanctions all together.

It just seems to me like between one decision and another the authorities are suffocating everything a Superclásico is and should be about.

Can't they just wipe slates clean considering its between these two now?  In other words give the whole watching world the greatest advert for the Copa Libertadores, South American football in general, Argentinian football, the Conmebol and finally... One of the greatest clashes (one of the two greatest clashes along with Barça v Real) in the world.

This game is a one off!  It's one of the biggest events in world football and for the true football aficionado no matter where he or she comes from its one of very few games one wishes to attend in one's lifetime.

It just seems to me that everyone is trying hard to dilute the rawness of this major event.

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