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06 Nov 2019, 05:38 IST

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There was continued unrest and protests in Chile

The Copa Libertadores ultimate between Flamengo and defending champions River Plate has been moved from Chile to Peru.

Santiago was set to host to the November 23 ultimate, however persevering with unrest and protests within the Chilean capital has pressured CONMEBOL to relocate this month’s decider.

South America’s governing physique confirmed on Tuesday that the Peruvian capital of Lima will now stage the upcoming ultimate as River look to assert back-to-back titles.

“The selection of the brand new location relies on the Peruvian authorities’s supply of safety ensures,” CONMEBOL stated. “The choice was a consensus with the presidents of Flamengo and River Plate, from the confederations of Argentina, Brazil and Chile, and thus the coverage of holding the only finals in several international locations was maintained.

“CONMEBOL may be very grateful to the Chilean authorities and the assorted public companies for his or her energetic collaboration within the correct organisation of the Libertadores 2019 ultimate. We want the Chilean individuals and their authorities peace and goodwill.”

The second leg of the all-Argentinian 2018 decider between River and Boca Juniors needed to be rearranged and moved to Actual Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu in December.

It got here after the match was twice suspended in November as a result of an assault on Boca’s group bus by supporters.

River went on to assert a 5-Three combination victory over bitter rivals Boca, although this season’s version will probably be a single match fairly than two legs.

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