Dani Alves furious that Copa Libertadores final moved to Madrid

OFFICIAL Copa Libertadores final 2nd leg to be held at Real Madrid's Bernabeu

Sergio Perez

Dominguez had a message to the hooligans, known as barrabravas in Argentina, should they be thinking off attending the match.

The rearranged Copa Libertadores final second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played in Madrid on December 9, South American football's governing body Conmebol said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time).

Billed as the biggest club game in South American football history, the hotly anticipated Argentinian fixture was twice delayed last Saturday, postponed until Sunday and then called off following an attack by River Plate fans on the Boca team coach.

Qatar had been the favourites along with Asuncion in Paraguay, while the Mayor of Genoa confirmed he was "working on the possibility of bringing River Plate-Boca Juniors" to Marassi.

As the chaotic mess that is this season's Copa Libertadores final continues to unravel, we can at least say there has been some progress in developments.

But a day later, Boca refused to play again, insisting they would be disadvantaged, and the match was indefinitely postponed.

It remains to be seen how the clubs take the news.

"Following the decisions of the Disciplinary Court of CONMEBOL, Boca Juniors informs that it does not share the arguments of it and considers them clearly contrary to the regulations and jurisprudential precedents, for which the corresponding appeals will be filed before the Chamber of Appeals of CONMEBOL and, eventually, before the Court of Arbitration for Sport", a club statement read. The Copa Libertadores victor is South America's entrant in the FIFA Club World Cup, which kicks off December 12 in the United Arab Emirates.

"He said the game shouldn't go ahead tomorrow & suggested that CONMEBOL want to give the trophy to River".

The Buenos Aires rivals drew their first leg in early November at Boca's iconic Bombonera arena 2-2.

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