Boca Juniors land in Madrid,
where 2,500 security officers will be on duty for ‘risky’ Copa Libertadores match against River Plate
- Boca Juniors will take on River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final second leg
- The original match was postponed after fans attacked Boca’s team bus
- The match eventually had to be moved to Madrid, at Real’s Bernabeu stadium
- Boca players landed in Madrid on Wednesday amid a huge security operation
Boca Juniors landed in Madrid on Wednesday as they prepare to face fellow Argentine club and their biggest rivals River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final second leg amid the biggest security operation for a match the city has mounted.
A noisy caravan of around 5,000 Boca supporters accompanied the team bus in the early hours of the morning as it headed from their Bombonera stadium to Buenos Aires airport.
An estimated 10,000 fans in total from both teams are expected to travel from Argentina for the twice postponed and then relocated game now being played on Sunday at Real Madrid‘s Bernabeu stadium during a holiday weekend in Spain‘s capital.