Four weeks after the first stage and half a month later than planned, River Plate and Boca Juniors will decide this Sunday on the lawn of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, who is the king of South America, who won The most controversial Copa Libertadores and perhaps the most popular in history.
Flood, attack on the Boca bus, consecutive delays, and finally the surprising decision to transfer the title definition to Madrid, shapes a game that is far from the result that will be unforgettable.
Because what started as "the end of the century"from the collision between the two great Argentinians, moved "The Longest Final in the World", paraphrasing the story of Oswaldo Soriano, was the "Cup of Conquerors" when he moved to Madrid or the "end of shame" for the decision to remove him from the continent from the continent.
No one was indifferent to this final, which promised strong emotions and surpassed all expectations. From government presidents to artists, the highest instances of football, former players or technicians, all give their opinion.
And so much noise is the first leg that brought a big football show that left everything open for resolution after 2-2 in La Bombonera.
The river was a team and took the initiative, but Boca has demonstrated a huge offensive power which allowed him to move forward twice.
now, Marcello GalardoThe River Plate coach hopes to take advantage of his own superb condition that feels wounded. "They are damaging our spirit, but that will make us stronger," he said after the last match of the Argentine League.
"Muñeco" is recovering from this Leo Pontius, a safe value in the center of the field. However, he will not be able to order the Colombian one Rafael Santos Bor and was in fact rejected Ignacio Scottafter suffering a tear in the right calf.
The river knows that his trick will be played in the center of the field. There he accumulates the talent of Exehiel Palacios, who passed an exam in which he could become his stadium soon, and arriving at the rival of Gonzalo "Pranco" Martinezwho seems to be experiencing his last moments in the club before emigrating to American football.
As shown in the training, the question is whether it will play with five in the background, which will provide opportunities Martinez Kurt, or four, with what he can get in Ignacio Fernandez in the flyer line.
In this way the most likely number of millionaires is drawn Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Martinez Kurt (Ignacio Fernandes), Jonathan Maydana, Javier Pinola, Milton Casco; Excel Palacios, Leonardo Ponsio, Enzo Perez, Gonzalo Martinez; Lucas Pratt.
The Boca attack, meanwhile, does not seem like a problem. Postponement of the final It serves for recovery Christian Paulinjured in the first game and coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto has enough variations to surprise the opponent.
With the Colombian Wanchopa Abila in a state of grace (14 goals), Dario Benedetto it has become a surprising factor from the semi-finals (4 goals). "Twin" can resort to Sebastian Villa and Paul, to draw on the experience of Carlos Tevez and the opportunism of Benedetto or even of Edwin Cardona, which came out on Sunday against Independence.
In the star eleven of the "xeneizes" appear Esteban Andrada; Julio Alberto Bufarini, Carlos Icquirez, Lisandro Magallan, Lucas Olaza; Nahitan Nandes, Wilmar Barrios, Pablo Peres; Sebastian Villa (Carlos Tevez), Christian Paul (Benedetto); Wanchoppe Abila.
The "Red" will just get Boca with 7 titles if he wins, while the River will be fourth in the case of victory.
But at a high-risk meeting with 4,000 security officers and Bernabeu with 80,000 souls, the River and Boca, Argentina and the whole of South America, they play more than one title, an extended final and sanctioned in the case of equality. There is confidence in their football and the possibility of changing the image that is damaged on the way to Monumental.
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