Approximately 20,000 fans gathered at the Obelisk monument in Argentina's capital city on Sunday to celebrate winning the Copa Libertadores.
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"The important thing is that there was a winner at last and there was no trouble."
The players of Boca Juniors and River Plate have had their say. Now it is the turn of the lawyers.
River Plate claimed their fourth Copa Libertadores title, 5-3 on aggregate, after defeating Argentine rivals Boca Juniors in 3-1 on Sunday.
Boca Juniors have had their appeal to be awarded the Copa Libertadores rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
In the drama-filled weeks that have passed since the first leg of the Copa Liberatores, one thing is certain -- the result will be hard to predict.
Boca Juniors has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to be awarded the Copa Libertadores title outright.
South American football's governing body CONMEBOL moved the game from River's Monumental Stadium to the Bernabeu for security reasons.
The squad had their first practice session in Madrid on Thursday ahead of Sunday's rearranged final second leg against Argentine rival River Plate.
"Police detected at Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Airport one of the most significant and dangerous Barras Bravas, who has a big criminal record."
Both Buenos Aires clubs have been given 5,000 tickets by CONMEBOL for the final, but neither have managed to sell out.
Club employees and visitors to the Boca museum were told to evacuate after an anonymous phone call was received.
Superclasico between River Plate and Boca Juniors on Nov. 24 was postponed after River fans attacked the Boca team bus near the Monumental stadium.
"Our preparations have changed ... The Copa Libertadores of America. They've robbed the fans," River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo said on Sunday.
River Plate have released a statement claiming the team won't play in the Copa Libertadores final second leg if the game is held in Spain.
CONMEBOL announced on Thursday that the match between River Plate and Boca Juniors would take place at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The game, originally to be hosted by River, was scheduled for Nov. 24 but had to be postponed due to crowd trouble near the Monumental stadium.
"I cannot believe he has shown this level of disrespect toward CONMEBOL, River, its presidents," D'Onofrio said of Angelici.
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