Postponed Copa Libertadores final to be played at Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid


However, with the trophy set to find its destination last weekend, the Boca Juniors bus was met with a barrage of projectiles thrown from River Plate fans.

South American football federation CONMEBOL has announced the decisive Copa Libertadores final 2nd leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors, suspended due to fan violence, will be held at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The governing body also dismissed Boca's petition to have the second leg called off.

Fans of both sides will be given an equal allocation of tickets, meaning no "home" team.

The game between the Argentine archrivals, originally to be hosted by River, was scheduled for November 24 but had to be postponed due to crowd trouble near the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires that left fans and several Boca players injured.

Paris, which has two major football stadiums in the Parc des Princes and Stade de France, had been mooted as an alternative to Madrid.

Several Boca players suffered cuts from broken glass and the effects of smoke inhalation following the bus attack on Saturday.

The choice of the Bernabeu means that both the Copa Libertadores and Champions League finals will be played in Madrid within six months of each other.

But a day later, Boca refused to play again, insisting they would be disadvantaged, and the match was indefinitely postponed.

But Madrid won out, with Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeting that the country "is ready to organise the final".

Meanwhile, Colombia's Junior Barranquilla will play Brazil's Atletico Paranaense in the final of the Copa Sudamericana. "The security forces have extensive experience of these situations and are already working on the necessary deployments to ensure the event is secure".

Sales are expected to be online only, though they will also be on sale to Boca fans, with the game at the Monumental having originally seen away supporters banned.