‘Bizarre’ Libertadores ultimate in Madrid no handicap for River, says Boca’s Tevez


Carlos Tevez of Argentina’s Boca Juniors celebrates after scoring a objective. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez conceded enjoying a Libertadores Cup ultimate in Madrid on Sunday can be “bizarre” however rejected ideas River Plate had been put at an obstacle. 

The second one leg used to be moved to Actual Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu after the unique fixture at River’s El Enormous stadium used to be postponed ultimate month, following an assault via their enthusiasts on Boca’s crew bus. 

South The us’s soccer federation, CONMEBOL, dominated River will have to lose the danger to play at house, with the sport moved out of the country amid fears over additional fan violence.

“This can be a bizarre ultimate,” Tevez mentioned Thursday after Boca had skilled for the primary time at Las Rozas, the bottom of the Spanish nationwide crew. 

“To play a fit between Boca and River in Madrid, it is bizarre. However as a participant, you will need to keep centered at the fit.” 

Argentina’s two largest soccer competitors competing for South The us’s maximum prestigious membership prize in a foreign country, and in Spain, has confirmed debatable, with each golf equipment expressing their disapproval. 

Boca consider the chaos brought about via River’s enthusiasts way they will have to be awarded the trophy whilst River have protested in opposition to the lack of house benefit loved via their combatants within the first leg, which completed 2-2. 

Each units of supporters had been allowed an equivalent allocation of 25,000 tickets for the fit in Madrid, regardless of away enthusiasts being banned at Boca’s Bombonera floor, as they’d had been at El Enormous. 

Requested if River’s possibilities have been broken, Tevez mentioned: “I do not believe so. River have much more power enjoying at house and now it’s 50-50. To play at house, infrequently it is going in opposition to you in a Libertadores ultimate.” 

Safety stays top at the schedule after River’s enthusiasts smashed the home windows of Boca’s bus and left a few of their gamers injured. 

One in every of Boca’s maximum radical supporters used to be despatched again to Argentina on Thursday after he had arrived at Madrid’s Barajas Airport.

“He is among the maximum necessary and threatening Boca ultras,” a spokesman for the Spanish police instructed AFP. 

Tevez also known as for calm across the fit.

“I believe persons are good,” he mentioned. “They know they are able to’t fiddle right here so in fact the whole lot will have to occur peacefully, because it will have to do. 

“I believe it is necessary for everybody concerned to understand that whilst this is a ultimate, after all, this is a soccer fit. We really feel just right as a result of we are right here and we thank the Spanish other folks for welcoming us.” 


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