CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez hailed the rescheduled Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors on the Santiago Bernabeu as a success and praised Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for making it occur.
River lifted the South American equal of the Champions League for a fourth time by successful Three-1 in extra-time, coming from a purpose down however dominating the additional interval after Boca midfielder Wilmar Barrios was despatched off.
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Crucially, the second leg of the final between the fierce Argentine rivals, initially due to happen two weeks in the past at River’s Monumental stadium however which was postponed due to violence, handed off with out a trace of crowd hassle.
“The necessary factor is that there was a winner eventually and there was no hassle. I’ve to thank Florentino Perez as a result of it was a spectacular event for everybody, I am grateful to him for that,” Dominguez informed reporters.
“The thought got here from me and my group after which we requested Florentino, he mentioned ‘sure,’ this dream was made a actuality and this nice final was loved by everybody.”
The change from Buenos Aires to Spain provoked outrage in South America, however Dominguez mentioned he was happy with the end result.
“Our goal was all the time for the sport to be performed in Argentina, we tried it twice however ultimately it was a celebration that passed off in Madrid,” he added.
“We noticed a really intense recreation of soccer and there was lots of happiness within the stadium.”