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Boca, River ready for 'historic' Libertadores duel

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

The final between Juniors and River Plate will be a "historic moment" for South American football, the of the (CONMEBOL) said.

Speaking on the eve of the first leg at Boca's Bombonera Stadium, CONMEBOL hailed the global impact of the two-legged decider, reported.

"There has never been a (Libertadores) final between and River and it will be a historic opportunity," Dominguez said on Friday.

"This match between two great teams has attracted interest all over the world."

Dominguez paid tribute to the famous rivals for "giving us the opportunity to take South American football to a world level."

and his River counterpart also took questions from journalists during a crowded press conference in the capital.

"Boca fans are proud to have reached this final, it must be enjoyed in peace," Angelici said.

The decisive second leg of the final will be played on November 24 at River's Monumental.

Boca are aiming for their seventh title while River are hoping to be champions for a fourth time.

The winners will earn the right to contest next month's Club World Cup in the

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 13:10 IST
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