Boca's formal request to Conmebol was cumbersome: wants River to be disqualified from the current Copa Libertadores edition and that the title is in your hands. Confronted with this statement that only dealt the deaf crack between the two leaders, The river must defend itself before the Conmebol Disciplinary Court. The leading board that leads Rodolfo D & Onofrio he wants to respect the commitment signed by both leaders with Conmebol in the afternoon of Saturday, postponing the game on Sunday, and that Superclásico is playing at the Monumental Stadium and the audience. For this, the Flu strategy shows two directions: differentiate the attack from the Microphone in the Boston in 2015 in Bombonera with pepper gas and to make clear that riots took place outside the security perimeter that corresponds to the club.
El May 14, 2015, Boca and River scored without goals in Bombonera the return match for Copa Libertadores's eighth finals. The river won 1-0 at Monumental 1-0 with a goal penalty by the Uruguayan Carlos Sánchez and the tie in rematch gave the rankings in the next round. Compact and spicy, the river was superior Boca in the first half. And when Marcelo Gallardo's team returned halfway through the field, in the safety lever they were victims of a pepper spray attack. Leonardo Ponzio and Matías Kranevitter were the most affected players with grade I burns and temporary blinding and burning eyes, while Leonel Vangioni, Jonatan Maidana, Ramiro Funes Mori and Gonzalo Martínez They also had a bad time.
After an hour and a quarter of waiting, Referee Darío Herrera determined that the match could not continue. Four days later, Conmebol gave the game because the River won 3-0 and disqualified Boca from the competition, which generated a big controversy. In a presentation he made against Conmebol on Sunday, Boca demands that the same criteria be applied to sanction the river and calls for the team to be disqualified millionaire of the contest, with the consequence of the title for those directed by Guillermo Barros Schellotto.
In the river, they believe there are no common points between that aggression that happened three years ago and what Boca's team suffered on Saturday as they headed for the Monumental stadium. The micro was attacked with stones and bottles that broke four windows and, according to medical reports presented by Boca, injured Pablo Pérez and junior midfielder Gonzalo Lamardo. The river will maintain in front of Conmebol that, unlike what happened in 2015, the attack did not take place inside the stadium, but at 800 meters and outside the security perimeter the club needs to cover. The river will also maintain the position that there is no parallel to the pepper spray attack on the night the game was played and everything happened inside the stadium and now the encounter has not begun and the revolts have taken place in eight blocks from Monumental.
In addition, they will try to clarify that the responsibility for the attack was not from the River, but from the major failures that occurred in the security operation. One of the main river leaders told Infobae that "there is a liberated area, which was the absolute responsibility of the police." He added: "When the bus arrived on Libertador avenue and Lidoro Quinteros, the police should have removed the fans from the river at about 50 meters from the place where the Boca microphone passed and did not. It is very strange what happened. "
In the river they also assessed the possibility of including them in their defense Pablo Pérez was reviewed at the Otamendi sanitarium by an ophthalmology service dealing with Heriberto Marotta, a member of Boca's board of directors and head of the Ribera club's medical department.
The legal counselors of the river worked against the clock to present the defense because the presidents of both clubs at the Conmebol headquarters in Luque are mentioned on Tuesday to make a definition about it. There, in the outskirts of Asuncion, Tomorrow at 10 o'clock will be Rodolfo Onofrio, Daniel Angelici and Alejandro Domínguez, president of Conmebol, who will propose that the final be played on Saturday, December 8 at the Monumental and audience in the stands. The river will say he agrees. Boca will oppose and await a favorable sign from the Disciplinary Court, which is independent of Conmebol.