When are the 2018 Copa Libertadores finals? Dates for Boca vs River Superclasico decider
For the first time in history Superclasico rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will face off in the final of the Copa Libertadores.
The Argentine giants, who both have a long and distinguished history in the competition, overcame Brazilian opposition in the semi-finals to set up a tantalising decider.
Boca have already been in 10 finals and are chasing their seventh title, while River can add a fourth to their trophy cabinet in what will be their sixth final appearance.
When are the 2018 Copa Libertadores finals?
The dates for the 2018 Copa Libertadores finals have not been officially confirmed yet, but they are provisionally scheduled for November 7 and November 10.
A two-legged affair, Boca will host the first leg at Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera) and the second leg will be staged at River’s Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti (El Monumental).
The winner of the tie will be the CONMEBOL representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in December.
Route to the finals
Both River and Boca were top seeds for the group stage draw, which took place in December 2017.
River were drawn in Group D along with Flamengo, Sante Fe and Emelec, finishing as group winners after three wins and three draws.
|Competition Stage||River Plate||Boca Juniors|
|Group Stage||Group D winners||Group H runners up|
|Round of 16||Def. Racing 3-0 (agg.)||Def. Libertad 6-2 (agg.)|
|Quarter-finals||Def. Independiente 3-1 (agg.)||Def. Cruzeiro 3-1 (agg.)|
|Semi-finals||Def. Gremio 2-2 (a) (agg.)||Def. Palmeiras 4-2 (agg.)|
Boca were placed in Group H with Palmeiras, Junior and Allianza Lima. They finished runners up behind Palmeiras with two wins, three draws and a loss.
River overcame Racing, Independiente and Gremio en route to the finals, while Boca defeated Libertad, Cruzeiro and Palmeiras.