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River squad arrives at hotel in Madrid for Copa Libertadores game vs Boca

IANS  |  Madrid 

Argentina's arrived at their team hotel here amid tightened security three days before the final against at the here.

Upon their arrival at Tower Hotel on Thursday, players led by were greeted by a score of fans, who were applauding and chanting, reports news.

The Buenos Aires-based team is scheduled to hold a practice session later in the day at Real Madrid's training facility.

The (Conmebol) on November 29 announced the final second leg was to be held in on December 9.

On November 24, fans of rival team attacked Boca's team bus with stones, shattering windows.

This allowed pepper spray and tear gas, used by the police in an attempt to disperse the River fans, to enter the vehicle.

The Copa final was postponed twice after the bus attack, initially following the attack and subsequently to allow players more time to recover.

The first leg was played on November 11 at and ended in a 2-2 draw.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:44 IST
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