The highly anticipated Copa Libertadores final match between Fluminense and Boca Juniors on Saturday (4), at 5pm, at the Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, will have a full house. Tickets have been sold out since the beginning of October, and it is estimated that around 60 thousand fans will attend the grand final.
For those who were unable to secure a ticket to watch the match in situ, the game will be broadcast on both open and closed TV, and also via a streaming platform. Fans will be able to follow the match on Rede Globo and ESPN; in streaming, the game will be broadcast on Star+, which offers monthly package subscriptions starting at R$40.90.
The city of Rio de Janeiro will also install a big screen at Cinelândia for fans of the Tricolor das Laranjeiras. Argentinian fans will have access to a structure at the Sapucaí sambadrome.
Fluminense secured their place in the final by beating Internacional in the semi-final, in a historic 2-1 victory at their opponent’s home, with goals from strikers John Kennedy and Germán Cano. The team led by coach Fernando Diniz is looking for its first Libertadores title. The best result so far was a runner-up in 2008, when the Ecuadorian LDU team became champions.
Boca Juniors eliminated Palmeiras in the other semi-final, on penalties, with a decisive role from Argentine archer Sergio Romero. Boca is the competition’s second biggest winner, with six wins (1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2007), and will now try to equal Independiente’s record of seven cups.