Former Argentine striker Diego Maradona was placed on Monday in favor of Conmebol, rewarding the points of the Copa Libertadores final for Boca Juniors and, consequently, the xeneize club will be declared champion of the continental tournament.
Idol of Boca after defending in two stages (1981-82 and 1995-97) the shirt of the team of Buenos Aires, Maradona commented on his account of the social network Instagram, after the second stage of the final against archmage opponent Plate, initially scheduled for last Saturday, was postponed due to violent incidents triggered by "millionaire" fans.
The first game, played two weeks ago at Bombonera, finished tied at 2-2.
"I hope that @Conmebol act in a serious and champion @Libertadores for @BocaJrsOficial," Maradona wrote about Boca's claim to the highest authority of South American football, asking to be awarded the points for not being able to play the game of returns for the injuries suffered by its players to be stoned in the bus in which they traveled to the Monumental stadium.
"In addition to the love that I have for the club, there is a regulation that must be complied with, the sanctions are clear, and this is a drop of water when the points were drawn to us in 2015. I like to win in court, but when rules are not respected, there has to be a sanction, and that the penalty is to give the points to the Boca, "said Maradona, who currently runs the Dorados de Sinaloa club in Mexico's second division.
The River won their last Libertadores in 2015 after defeating Boca in the second round, disqualified by Conmebol after the Xeneizes of Barrabravas attacked the "millionaire" players with pepper spray in the interval of the second stage.