Cristiano Ronaldo will be with Lionel Messi at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 9. The news is being advanced by the Spanish newspaper 'As'.
The two world football stars will see the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate. The newspaper says that the initiative came from Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, who wants to give the two players a special treatment, although neither Ronaldo nor Messi have requested differential treatment.
It says 'As' that CR7 asked for tickets to Superfinal directly to Real Madrid. Messi already contacted the Spanish Federation to obtain the tickets, as did some players of the 1st and 2nd Spanish leagues.
He writes the 'As' that Messi will travel to Madrid on Sunday, the day after the game between Barcelona and Spanish, of the Spanish League, scheduled for Saturday. Ronaldo takes the field on Friday when Juventus play Inter Milan for Serie A.
Recall that CONMEBOL moved the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final to the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid stadium, following the incidents recorded before the match at the Monumental Nuñes, home of the River. On November 24, on the initial date scheduled for the second leg, the bus carrying the entourage of Boca Juniors was attacked on arrival at the River Plate's Monumental stadium, resulting in injuries to some players.
The supporters threw stones and pepper gas, and the soccer players Pablo Perez and Gonzalo Lamardo had to be attended in the hospital.
After Boca's 2-2 first-leg tie at Boca Bombonera, Boca wants the River to be punished for the attack and to apply Article 18 of the disciplinary regulation, which provides for several penalties, including disqualification.
The winner of the Copa Libertadores qualifies for the World Club Championships to be held in the United Arab Emirates and the final 2019 edition will be the last to be played in two hands, the single game system, as in the European Champions League .