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The Copa Libertadores final, South America’s equivalent to the UEFA Champions League, featured two teams from arguably the biggest and fiercest rivalry in football, Boca Juniors and River Plate from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first leg, played at Boca’s iconic La Bombonera, ended in a 2-2 draw, leaving it all to play for in the second leg. However, the second leg was postponed after Boca’s bus was attacked by River thugs on its way to El Monumental stadium. Following a failed attempt to stage the match a day later, the South American football governing body (Conmebol) decided to move the game to the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, where they felt security was more reliable than in any of the other nine South American member countries.