THUGS SPOIL IT FOR REAL FANS
The decision to move the Superclasico Copa Libertadores final to Madrid was not a welcomed one by the fans. River Plate fans were hurt and saddened because they had lost home advantage. Only 4000 tickets were allocated to the fans from each club, but with a large number of Argentine expats living in Spain, the Conmebol president was hoping to maintain the unique atmosphere the Superclasico provides. At the end, River Plate went on to win the match 3-1 and were crowned champions of South America. It has been reported that a number of Boca Juniors and River Plate fans have been fired from their jobs because they travelled to Madrid to watch the Superclasico after not being allowed to take time off work. One River supporter who lives in Barcelona, spent £180 to go to Madrid, only after the £1500 he spent on a two-day trip to Buenos
Aires to see the match there that never took place.