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Boca Juniors leave for Madrid

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

bid farewell to their fans in Buenos Aires, as the team headed to for the final against River Plate.

The players and technical staff of departed from the vicinity of on Tuesday night and were greeted in the La Boca neighbourhood by supporters, who accompanied the bus amid chants and flares. The crowd included members of La 12, a group of Boca supporters with a reputation for violence and hooliganism, reports news.

Around 500 fans, including Boca players and Fernando Gago, gathered at the airport to wait for the bus.

One fan, said she would have liked the Superclasico between the two Argentinian clubs to be played in

The team was scheduled to fly from the to

The match was originally scheduled to be played on November 24 at Estadio Monumental, but the South American football confederation suspended it after River Plate supporters attacked the Boca Juniors' bus with rocks, injuring several players.

The final will now be held at the in on Sunday.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 15:28 IST
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