Video assistant referee: As winners, they qualified as the CONMEBOL representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, entering in the semi-finals. [38] In a subsequent press release, River Plate also announced an intent to protest the CONMEBOL decision to play in Madrid. The finals were contested in a two-legged home-and-away format between Argentine clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate, making it the first Superclásico final of an international competition. Watching River Plate out there parading the trophy, I thought of Alfredo Di Stéfano, who I saw taste success so many times on the same pitch... © DIARIO AS, S.L. [6], The first leg of the final was originally scheduled for 7 November, with the second leg on 28 November 2018 (both on Wednesdays). 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Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used, with a fourth allowed in extra time. The 2018 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores was the 59th edition of the CONMEBOL Libertadores (also referred to as the Copa Libertadores), South America's premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. - Valentín Beato, 44 - 28037 Madrid [España] - Tel. COPA LIBERTADORES River confirmed 2018 Copa Libertadores winners after CAS dismisses Boca appeal The Court of Arbitration of Sport has dismissed Boca Juniors' appeal to … [22] Kickoff was later moved to 18:20 local time,[23] and again to 19:15,[24] before once more being delayed until 19:30. However, due to safety concerns resulting from the attack on the bus of Boca Juniors prior to the match, the second leg was moved outside of Argentina and South America, later confirmed to be the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain. [40], The second leg finally went ahead in front of a crowd of approximately 72,000 in the Bernabéu. This page was last edited on 6 November 2020, at 21:59. Claudio Ríos (Chile) [34] Security responsibilities for the second leg have been delegated to the Spanish football federation, rather than CONMEBOL, with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez claiming that plans are already underway to have the "necessary deployments to ensure the event is secure". [16] The match was rescheduled for the following day, 11 November, with the kickoff moved to 16:00 local time. [41], Assistant referees:[43] [39] Boca Juniors appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have the second leg postponed, but was rejected, although the court would continue to consider whether River should be suspended. If extra time was played, a fourth substitution would have been allowed. [41] In the second half, River Plate fought back and finally equalised after another first-leg scorer, Lucas Pratto, scored in the 68th minute. Most of the early opportunities fell to Boca, and finally Dario Benedetto, who had also scored in the first leg, scored in the 44th minute to give Boca a half-time lead. [19][20], Assistant referees:[21] [17][18] The game was goalless until the 34th minute mark, when Ramón Ábila put Boca ahead, only for Lucas Pratto to equalise 90 seconds later. [9] According to Richard Martin, a Reuters reporter, River's win "guarantees them bragging rights over their neighbours for many years to come". [31] However, following the decision by CONMEBOL to move the second leg to Madrid, these plans were altered, with 5,000 tickets allocated to each club. It was the first all-Argentine final of the Copa Libertadores, as well as the first final to feature two teams from the same city. 91 375 25 00, - Valentín Beato, 44 - 28037 Madrid [España] - Tel. Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used. [41][42] "It's been almost 60 days since this started and there is tremendous sadness," said the Boca manager, Guillermo Barros Schelotto. River Plate won the final 5–3 on aggregate for their fourth Copa Libertadores title. The away goals rule was not applied, and extra time would be played if the aggregate score was tied after the second leg. [1] The Argentine Football Association opposed the date change. Following discussion, the final was moved to 17:00 local time. Carlos Astroza (Chile), Prior to the second leg of the final on 24 November, the Boca Juniors team bus was attacked en route to River Plate's stadium, the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. [32] Real Madrid sold 25,000 tickets to fans of each team, as over 250,000 Argentines live and work in Spain, as among those Argentines include Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari, a former River Plate midfielder. River Plate took advantage, with Juan Quintero putting them into the lead in the 109th minute. 91 375 25 00, River confirmed 2018 Copa Libertadores winners after CAS dismisses Boca appeal, River celebrate Libertadores win with fans at El Monumental, River Plate celebrate Copa Libertadores win in Buenos Aires, CONMEBOL calls for end to violence as Libertadores drawn, River fan stabbed to death after Libertadores celebration attack, River - Boca: cheers and tears in the streets of Buenos Aires, Ronaldo makes space in the box, Dybala and Co can't find it, Trouble in Buenos Aires after River's Copa Libertadores win, River crowned South American champions at the Bernabéu, Messi the centre of attention at the Bernabéu, Watch River Plate celebrate their Libertadores triumph, VIPs at the Bernabéu savour Copa Libertadores drama, Indirect free-kick the right answer to Boca's penalty appeals. [8] The press called it the "most important final in Argentina's football history". However, the game was to end all square at 2–2 after Carlos Izquierdoz scored an own goal for River plate in the 61st minute. Víctor Carrillo (Peru) They also earned the right to play against the winners of the 2018 Copa Sudamericana in the 2019 Recopa Sudamericana. Assistant video assistant referees: Leodán González (Uruguay) [28] On 27 November, CONMEBOL confirmed the second leg would be played outside Argentina due to safety concerns, with the match taking place on 8 or 9 December. [15] However, after the finalists were known, CONMEBOL adjusted the dates, with the first leg (hosted by Boca Juniors, the lower seed) on 10 November and the second leg (hosted by River Plate, the higher seed) on 24 November (both Saturdays at 16:00 local time). The first leg was hosted by Boca Juniors at the Estadio Alberto J. Armando in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 11 November 2018, while the second leg took place outside South America at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain (a neutral venue) on 9 December 2018. [26], On 25 November, prior to the rescheduled second leg, Boca Juniors requested that the match be postponed in order for it to be played under equal conditions, which was not met following the attack. [27] CONMEBOL postponed the match once more as equal conditions were not guaranteed. The 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals was the two-legged final to decide the winners of the 2018 Copa Libertadores, the 59th edition of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier international club football tournament organised by CONMEBOL. 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Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away). Due to the intense rivalry between Boca and River, the match was referred to as the "Superfinal",[7] and "the Final to end all Finals". [37] Meanwhile, there are also reports that Boca Juniors intend to appeal the decision to relocate the second leg. [25] Following the delays, the match was rescheduled for the following day, 25 November, with the same kickoff, 17:00 local time. The 2018 finals marked the first time that the Superclásico was contested in the Copa Libertadores final (or any final of an international competition), and the third time that the two clubs have met in a final, after the 1976 Nacional championship final and the 2017 Supercopa Argentina. Video assistant referee: [12], Their most recent meeting in the Copa Libertadores had been in the 2015 round of 16, where Boca Juniors were disqualified and the tie awarded to River Plate, after River Plate players were attacked in la Bombonera stadium with pepper spray by Boca Juniors fans when the squad returned to the field following halftime of the second leg, when River were leading on aggregate 1–0.[13][14].