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River fans snap up tickets for second leg of Libertadores Superclásico final

After a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera last week, the arch-rivals go head-to-head at River's Monumental stadium on Saturday, November 24.

Thursday 15 November, 2018
River Plate's Gonzalo Martínez (right) and teammate Exequiel Palacios celebrate an own goal by Boca Juniors' Carlos Izquierdoz during their first leg match of the Copa Libertadores final, at La Bombonera stadium, on November 11, 2018.
River Plate's Gonzalo Martínez (right) and teammate Exequiel Palacios celebrate an own goal by Boca Juniors' Carlos Izquierdoz during their first leg match of the Copa Libertadores final, at La Bombonera stadium, on November 11, 2018. Foto:Eitan ABRAMOVICH / AFP

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River Plate fans snapped up tickets for the second leg of the club's Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors in minutes today, ensuring the Superclásico clash will be watched by a capacity crowd.

After a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera last week, the arch-rivals go head-to-head at River's Monumental stadium on Saturday, November 24.

Illustrating the extent of demand for tickets, the website selling the tickets crashed almost immediately, but after it came back online, tickets sold out rapidly. 

"Sale of remaining tickets, exhausted", the club tweeted. 

Officials at the club estimate that income from sales could exceed 100 million pesos (approx. US$2.7 million). The Monumental, in Nuñez, can accommodate 67,000 spectators, though only River fans will be present for security reasons. The club has around 40,000 season-ticket holders, whose seats are guaranteed.

The remaining tickets cost between 1,200 to 3,200 pesos (between US£32-87).

- TIMES/AFP

 

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