Instead, CONMEBOL hit River with a two-game stadium closure "that will be applied from 2019" in official continental competitions, and "a $400,000 fine". "Madrid is the 10th safest city in the world and it has the largest Argentine community in Europe", Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez said on Thursday (Friday NZT).
The second-leg of a final that has since been deemed too rife with potential dangers to host on the continent (let alone the country) from which the teams come from, River Plate have been severely punished for the behaviour of their fans before last weekend's proposed game with Boca Juniors.
Dominguez had a message to the hooligans, known as barrabravas in Argentina, should they be thinking off attending the match.
Causing harm to a number of the Boca players, Pablo Perez required treatment after getting glass from the broken bus windows in his eye.
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Carlisle was moved that month to head Cadillac, the global automaker's luxury vehicle division as part of a management rotation. He said the decision to halt sales of the Chevrolet Cruze had "nothing to do with tariffs" but was because of poor sales.
After several postponements, and with CONMEBOL allegedly wanting the game to go ahead as normal despite the carnage, the game was eventually postponed by 24 hours.
Earlier today, it was announced the Copa Libertadores final would be played outside Argentina.
The fixture had been poised to be the biggest club match in the 127-year history of Argentine football, and the first leg ended 2-2. "The security forces have extensive experience of these situations and are already working on the necessary deployments to ensure the event is secure".
According to Spanish publication "Olé", tickets will be priced starting from between €70 and €80, with the most expensive costing €300. Even so, it took great lengths before CONMEBOL postponed the match, and it tried to stage it a day later, even opening El Montumental and letting some fans in before ultimately heeding Boca's protests. While Boca have won the title twice as many times, River held it aloft most recently, in 2015.