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Boca Juniors vs River Plate: How To Watch The Copa Libertadores Final For Free

Two of the most bitter rivals in sport face off
Two of the most bitter rivals in sport face off

The rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate is a ferocious one at the best of times but there’ll be a louder hum around Buenos Aires than ordinarily this weekend as the pair face off in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South American’s continental competition.

Boca bested the Brazilian side Palmeiras over two legs in the semi-final, where their old foes River edged past Gremio.

Here’s all you need to know about the tie ahead of the weekend.

What channel is it on?

Something of a treat for U.K football fans is on the way this weekend, with both parts of a two-legged affair available free-to-view on Free Sports.

Subscription channel BT sport will be screening the final, too, for those that have it.

What time does it start?

The first leg gets underway on Saturday November 10 at 8pm GMT and will take place at Boca’s Bombonera.

The second leg kicks off at the same time on November 24 at River’s Monumental stadium and will also be available to watch on the same channel. 

What are the odds?

The home side are rated at around the 6/4 mark, with the visitors at 9/4 and the draw out at 9/5.

What's being said about it?

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has been one of the Argentine’s abroad speaking of the significance of this tie

“It's the dream game,” he said. “Everyone dreams of this kind of game because you have the aspiration of winning this kind of game. In this kind of game you have the emotion you want to live.”

Need more?

While you’re here, take a look at South American football expert Nick Dorrington’s distillation of why this game is a must-watch this weekend.

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