Copa Libertadores final: Boca Juniors' bid to suspend match rejected by Cas

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2018

"It is also true that he wants to play in another attractive stadium (the Santiago Bernabeu) and in a country like Spain, so it would be fantastic if he can then become a player for Madrid".

Boca say they should have been awarded the title - South America's equivalent of Europe's Champions League - as a result of the violent attack on their players.

The final was moved to Real Madrid's stadium, the Santiago Bernebeau, after Boca players were hurt when their coach was attacked by River fans as it approached the ground on November 24.

"I think it is embarrassing for the people, not so much for the players", the former Manchester United and Manchester City striker told the BBC World Service.

Spanish police denied entry to a River Plate fan at Madrid's Barajas Airport this Friday at 15.30 (CET), as he tried to enter the Spanish capital to see Sunday's Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors and River Plate.

"Palacios is hurt that he can not play the Copa final in El Monumental, a dream for him as a River Plate fan", Corsi was quoted saying by Diario AS.

With class, personality and character, the 20-year-old is certainly capable of wowing the crowd in Madrid, some of whom will soon be seeing him on a regular basis.

The club then took the case to Cas, also asking it to consider "an urgent request for provisional measure" to suspend Sunday's game.

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