As a sign of respect for two footballers known to be the best in history, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are invited to watch the match between River Plate and Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabeu sitting next to each other.
At least, this is the plan of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who wants Copa Libertadores final to be organized in the best possible.
According to the Spanish daily AS, the South American Football Confederation has agreed that Messi and Ronaldo receive the most special treatment in this weekend’s match.
If Ronaldo accepts this invitation, then it will be the first time he crosses the Santiago Bernabeu stadium from the time he moved to Juventus for 112m euros.
The Copa Libertadores final match between Boca Juniors and River Plate was expected to take place on Saturday at 21:00. However, it was postponed for Sunday at the same hour, due to incidents that were caused by River Plate fans.
The match did not take place even on Sunday, as Boca players were not in good condition to play the match. It is now decided that this match will take place on Sunday, December 9, at the Santiago Bernabeu.
During the time the Boca Juniors bus was heading to the Monumental Stadium, it was attacked by River Plate fans who began to hit it with stones, breaking all the windows and causing some injuries to players inside.
Two Bocas players were sent to the hospital for treatment, while others had vomited into the dressing room. The players said they were not in good health and mental condition to develop the game, which was initially postponed for 2 hours.