River Plate v Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores final to be played in Madrid

Real Madrid’s Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has been confirmed as the venue for the second leg of this season’s Copa Libertadores final.

Fierce Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will go head-to-head in the Spanish capital, more than 6,000 miles from its Argentine counterpart.

The match will take place on Sunday, 9 December with a 20:30pm CEST (local time) start with fans of both clubs set to be present.

The match at River’s Monumental stadium last week was postponed after the Boca team bus was attacked, leaving players with cuts from the glass of broken windows and others were affected by tear gas.

Conmebol, the governing body of South American football, rejected Boca's appeal to be awarded the trophy without playing while River will need to play two future games behind closer doors and were fined €400k.

“Spain is ready to organise the final of the Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors and River Plate,” tweeted Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

“The security forces have extensive experience of these situations and are already working on the necessary deployments to ensure the event is secure.”