Madrid: River Plate touched down in Madrid on Thursday morning for the eagerly anticipated Copa Libertadores final second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, a day after opponents and eternal Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors landed in the Spanish capital.
Spanish police are calling the security operation for Sunday’s match, which has been switched from River’s ground to Real Madrid’s home 10,000 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean, the biggest ever for a game in Madrid.
More than 2,500 officers are expected to be on duty for the match, known as the ‘Superclasico’ and regarded as one of the world’s fiercest soccer rivalries.
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