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    Copa Libertadores Final 2018

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    First Leg @ Boca Junior's stadium: 11th November 20:00 CET (postponed from 10th of November)

    Second leg @ River Plate's stadium: 24th November 21:00 CET



    Biggest game(s) of the season.
    Biggest game(s) of the decade.
    Biggest game(s) in maybe forever.


    Copa Libertadores Final 2018 will be played over two legs on November 10th and November 24th. It deserves its own thread as it's by far the best thing that happened to the sport.


    The first leg will be played at Boca's Bombonera stadium:



    The second leg will therefore be played at River Plate's Monumental stadium:



    River gets the crucial final game at home due to higher coefficient rankings.

    Former Inter players' association with these clubs.

    River Plate
    Daniel Passarella (both player and manager)
    Esteban Cambiasso
    Ramon Diaz (both player and manager)
    Hernan Crespo
    Gabriel Batistuta*
    Santiago Solari
    Julio Ricardo Cruz
    Matias Almeyda (both player and manager)
    Diego Simeone [as manager only]
    Juan Carrizo
    Nelson Rivas
    Sixto Peralta
    Nelson Vivas*
    Sebastian Rambert*

    Boca Juniors
    Walter Samuel
    Antonio Valentin Angelillo
    Nicolas Burdisso
    Juan Sebastian Veron
    Gabriel Batistuta*
    Rodrigo Palacio
    Gary Medel
    Matias Silvestre
    Ever Banega
    Fredy Guarin
    Kily Gonzalez
    Mauro Zarate (present Boca player)
    Nelson Vivas*
    Andres Guglieminpietro (aka Guly)
    Sebastian Rambert*
    Ricky Alvarez (only at youth level)
    Ruben Botta (only at youth level)

    *Batistuta played for both sides before moving to Europe.
    *Nelson Vivas came from Boca to Europe, returned to Argentina for River.
    *Sebastian Rambert never played for Inter iirc, but we loaned him to Boca and then we released him to River on a free.


    The only current player of Inter that's related to these clubs is Facundo Colidio, former Boca Juniors player at youth level.

    Pick your sides
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    Did they played first leg yet? November 7th was yesterday.

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    Sorry, my bad.

    That was the original date.

    November 10th and November 24th.

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    The first leg is on the tenth btw not the 7th. Thought id missed it for a second.

    EDIT: someone spotted it
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    One day FIF should organize and we should go all together to watch a game. At least 50 people. Tickets are on me.

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    The second leg is going to coincide almost directly with the Frosinone game (18:30 CET vs. 19:00 CET) so plan accordingly. No such issues for the first leg.

    EDIT - check that. 2:30pm ET and 3:00pm ET translates to 20:30 and 21:00 CET, respectively. Oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kramerica Industries View Post
    The second leg is going to coincide almost directly with the Frosinone game (18:30 CET vs. 19:00 CET) so plan accordingly. No such issues for the first leg.
    Yeap, mentioned it in the South American leagues thread as well where I made this post initially. Sucks. Hopefully Inter scores 5 goals in the first 20 minutes so I can just check if anyone gets a yellow card afterwards because I really really really wanna see this one

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    Some memorable games from this fixture in this millenium, two from the first years and the others from recent times:



    Boca-River 0-3 in 2002.
    A young Esteban Cambiasso scores for River Plate's massive away win.




    Boca-River 3-0 in the 2000 Copa Libertadores quarter finals.

    Boca triumph with Juan Roman Riquelme showing the world his greatness. Boca won the tournament after PKs and then they went on to beat Real Madrid in the 2000 Intercontinental Cup.





    Boca-River 1-3
    River manage to beat Boca but still could not reach them for the Championship in 2017.




    Boca-River 2-0.
    2015 was River's year with an epic Copa Libertadores trophy after the recent nightmares, but the Superclasio at the Bombonera was Boca's.

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    The game is postponed due to heavy rain. Not sure when is the rearranged date.


    Quote Originally Posted by danz View Post
    Can we beg to FIFA to convert , lets say 30 crosses per game into 1 goal?

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    Tomorrow, same time.

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    Time has changed, it's 20:00 CET (Inter time).

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    Can you put the dates and times under the 2 LOGOS and the VS before the info u added.

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    Done.

    By the way, not sure if many realize this, but the Copa Libertadores Final will stop being played over two legs after this one. It will most probably be held the same way the Champions League is, with a pre-determined host. It couldn't have ended in a better manner. Except for the rain that fucked us hard of course.


    A random fact. Today's Genoa's stadium flooding and today's final postponement are indirectly related.

    The Boca fans are called Xeneizes. Which translates to "Genovese", the Genoans, as the Boca (meaning mouth) part is the dockland area of Buenos Aires were many Italian immigrants from Genova used to live and work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brehme1989 View Post
    Done.

    By the way, not sure if many realize this, but the Copa Libertadores Final will stop being played over two legs after this one. It will most probably be held the same way the Champions League is, with a pre-determined host. It couldn't have ended in a better manner. Except for the rain that fucked us hard of course.


    A random fact. Today's Genoa's stadium flooding and today's final postponement are indirectly related.

    The Boca fans are called Xeneizes. Which translates to "Genovese", the Genoans, as the Boca (meaning mouth) part is the dockland area of Buenos Aires were many Italian immigrants from Genova used to live and work.


    Side Note, I HATE 2 legged finals

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    Today I was able to get into the stadium, and I watched both referees walking around the field and testing the ball, and sadly it was impossible to play. I'm so hyped like you are, like everyone is here. People are mad, you should watch some videos of fans, streets were flooded, but it didn't matter, it's a unique event in the history of football and I feel so lucky I will be there.
    Can't wait until tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Palacio8 View Post
    Today I was able to get into the stadium, and I watched both referees walking around the field and testing the ball, and sadly it was impossible to play. I'm so hyped like you are, like everyone is here. People are mad, you should watch some videos of fans, streets were flooded, but it didn't matter, it's a unique event in the history of football and I feel so lucky I will be there.
    Can't wait until tomorrow.
    I envy you. That's one to tell the grandchildren

    Would be great if you could share some stuff with us about this since you're a local and a Boca fan.

    I really wonder how fans of San Lorenzo, Racing and Independiente feel right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Palacio8 View Post
    Today I was able to get into the stadium, and I watched both referees walking around the field and testing the ball, and sadly it was impossible to play. I'm so hyped like you are, like everyone is here. People are mad, you should watch some videos of fans, streets were flooded, but it didn't matter, it's a unique event in the history of football and I feel so lucky I will be there.
    Can't wait until tomorrow.
    Stay safe out there!

    What do u think about no away fans in both legs? also like Breheme said feel free to post stuff if u want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.I. View Post
    Stay safe out there!

    What do u think about no away fans in both legs? also like Breheme said feel free to post stuff if u want!
    Meh, sadly we got used to games with no away fans, ever since 2014 or so, when a Lanus' fan died in Estudiantes' stadium against el Pincha. A few years ago, away fans slowly started to return in a few games per weekend. Nevetheless, we do have away fans in Copa Argentina matches, and last Supercopa Argentina final had fans of both Boca and River.
    Personally I'm ok with it, but I miss chanting and shouting against the other fans, and the crazy atmosphere that is generated before the game begins. If you ever have a chance of watching a Boca's game at La Bombonera (any game, but specially a Superclasico) you should do it. You won't regret it

    Here is a personal pic of today's stadium


    If you want to amuse yourself with some videos of the craziest fans of the entire world, you should follow this guy https://twitter.com/SANGREXENEIZE


    Right now it's still raining in Buenos Aires, and I just listened to some thunderbolts... I don't think the weather will improve...

    Btw, just out of curiosity, will you watch the game? Does the TV in your country broadcast the game?
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    Ya in Egypt people usually watch it through cable, it was Bein Sport [which was Al Jazeera sports] in the past but now Abu Dhabi Sports has it, they do the whole middle east and Asia. In the US fox sports has usually broadcast it.

    I will definitely be watching it. Like i said this is a match that will prob never happen again in the near future, i haven't watch Boca play in a long time, the last time i did it was prob when Palacio was there.

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    Well, just to fill you in about the players who will be playing


    Boca's goalkeeper is Esteban Andrada, former Lanus who actually played for them last Libertadores' final against Gremio, but he was seriously injured against Cruzeiro during the first quarter-final leg. He may return for the second leg, but for now our goalkeeper is young Agustin Rossi, not a very realiable keeper. Nevertheless, people try to give him confidence.
    Boca's defense has not big names. Carlos Izquierdoz won the Copa Sudamericana in 2013 with Guillermo B. Schelloto (our current coach)
    Our midfield has Nandez and Barrios, both nationals for Uruguay and Colombia, respectively. Both played the World Cup, not like Pablo Perez, our captain, who got in the bench for some Argentina's matches but didn't jump onto the field.
    Pavón was a called for the World Cup and played a few games for Argentina. I think Villa did not play for Colombia during the World Cup, but he has a great future and will definitely be called. Finally, Ramón "Wanchope" Abila (nicknamed after the great Costa Rican forward who played for Man City, West Ham and Málaga) is just one step ahead of Dario Benedetto, another national for Argentina in a few games.
    Waiting in the bench will be Lampe (national goalkeeper of Bolivia), Goltz, Fernando Gago, Edwin Cardona, Mauro Zárate, Carlos Tévez and Dario Benedetto. You may wonder why Tevez or Gago will not be in the initial squad... Well, they are not in their best level, not at least for such an important game like this one


    river's goalkeeper is Armani, Argentina's goalkeeper in the World Cup against Nigeria and France.
    Then river will have Pinola, who played more than 400 for Nuremberg between 2005 and 2015, Maidana (was called for NT a couple times, Casco too), Bruno Zuculini played for Man City in 2014, Enzo Perez played for Argentina in the World Cup (and also played for Valencia some years), Pity Martinez played a friendly for Argentina last month, Palacios has a huge future (some media say that Barcelona has scouted him), Pratto played for Argentina last qualifiers scoring some goals, Borré has a promising future for Colombia
    Leonardo Ponzio, river's captain and key defensive midfielder, is injured and won't play the first leg, unless it's postponed for next Saturday...
    Waiting in the bench will probably be Fernando Quintero (national for Colombia who scored a great free kick goal last World Cup), Camilo Mayada (national for Uruguay), Ignacio Scocco (played in Europe some years for Sunderland) and Nicolás De La Cruz (another player with a promising future for Uruguay)
    river's coach is Marcelo Gallardo, played for Argentina in 1998 World Cup and played some years in France, I think he played for PSG.


    Finally, a video of last Copa Libertadores final played at La Bombonera, just for you to watch Boca's fans

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    Thanks for the infos man, really appreciate it. Keep us updated will ya?

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