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Join tens of thousands of River fans as they take Lima over ahead of final01:08

Join tens of thousands of River fans as they take Lima over ahead of final

Peru, Lima
November 23, 2019 at 10:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands upon thousands of River Plate fans took to the streets of Lima on Friday night, a day ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against Rio de Janeiro outfit Flamengo.

The fans could be seen dancing in the street, chanting old songs and waving huge flags as Libertadores fever truly lands in the Peruvian capital.

River, the 2018 champions, beat Buenos Aires rivals and last year’s finalists Boca Juniors at the penultimate stage of South America’s flagship competition last month while under former Benfica boss Jesus, Flamengo have reached their first Copa Libertadores final in 38 years.

Last year's match became chaotic following running battles between rival River and Boca Juniors fans in Buenos Aires, forcing the game to move to Madrid.

This year's edition was no different, with nationwide protests in Chile forcing the organisers to abandon plans to hold the final in Santiago and instead move it to Lima.

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Thousands upon thousands of River Plate fans took to the streets of Lima on Friday night, a day ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against Rio de Janeiro outfit Flamengo.

The fans could be seen dancing in the street, chanting old songs and waving huge flags as Libertadores fever truly lands in the Peruvian capital.

River, the 2018 champions, beat Buenos Aires rivals and last year’s finalists Boca Juniors at the penultimate stage of South America’s flagship competition last month while under former Benfica boss Jesus, Flamengo have reached their first Copa Libertadores final in 38 years.

Last year's match became chaotic following running battles between rival River and Boca Juniors fans in Buenos Aires, forcing the game to move to Madrid.

This year's edition was no different, with nationwide protests in Chile forcing the organisers to abandon plans to hold the final in Santiago and instead move it to Lima.

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