Genoa offers the Stadio Luigi Ferraris as a solution to the game between River and Boca
After the transfer of the Copa Libertadores final between Argentine archers River Plate and Boca Juniors, the Italian port of Genoa is making an unusual move.
The Italian city of Genoa has offered to host the first round return of the Copa Libertadores, between the rivals of the city of River Plate and Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires. Mayor Stefano Anzalone wrote a letter to the praesidia of both clubs.
"Our city, historically, culturally and through the sport closely linked to Buenos Aires, feels a deep connection with its two clubs founded by Italian emigrants," the letter said.
The tragic collapse of the bridge in August, in which 43 people were killed, also awakened a special sense of community in Genoa and led them to reflect on their own roots.
River Plate vs. Boca Juniors: bus attack takes the most turn
The return between River Plate and Boca Juniors (first stage: 2: 2) should have happened last Saturday. On the way to the stadium the coach of the Boca players team was attacked and attacked with stones, police used pepper spray.
Several players were injured and midfielder Pablo Perez suffered an eye injury. The catch-up game scheduled for Sunday was also canceled.
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