Stadium news #14
On 11 November 2018, the Argentine side Boca Juniors played against their arch-rivals River Plate in the first leg of the final of the South American championship for football clubs. The match, which was played in Buenos Aires in front of a fanatical capacity crowd, ended in a 2-2 draw. It was the first South American championship final between two football clubs from the Argentine Republic.
The second leg of the final
The second leg of the final will take place in Europe. The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, the home of the world famous Spanish football side Real Madrid, will host the first-ever final of the Copa Libertadores outside South America. The second leg was originally to be hosted by River Plate in Buenos Aires on 24 November 2018. However, due to safety concerns resulting from an attack on a team bus of the Boca Juniors, the second leg was moved outside of the Argentine Republic.
The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu hosted its first-ever final of a continental championship for football clubs in 1957. The final between Real Madrid and the Italian side Fiorentina took place on 30 May 1957. A crowd of 124,000 showed up for the match. Real Madrid won the European championship game 2-0. Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé scored the first goal of the match and Francisco Gento López scored the second goal of the match.