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Conmebol thanks Lima for successfully hosting Copa Libertadores final

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

10:04 | Asuncion (Paraguay), Nov. 27.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has thanked Lima for successfully hosting the first-ever single-match Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Flamengo, which finished 2-1 in favor of the "Mengao."

"(…) for the commitment and support received at all times from various Peruvian institutions in order to make the single-match final a benchmark for a great job done in record time," Conmebol posted on Twitter.


The Lima-based Ate Monumental Stadium —owned by Universitario de Deportes, with capacity for 80,000 spectators— was the venue for the first one-game final in 60 years of South America's main club tournament.

Thus, Lima —a city of 8.5 million people— managed to host the final of the most prestigious club tournament in South American soccer last Saturday.


As is known, this is the second time the Copa Libertadores top match has to move from one place to another.

In 2018, South America's biggest soccer match moved to Madrid (Spain) after the occurrence of severe incidents near River Plate's Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires for the second leg of a final, following a 2-2 draw with fierce rivals Boca Juniors in the first leg at La Bombonera.

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Published: 11/27/2019
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