The historic rivalry between the two heavyweights of Argentinian football will come to a head for the first time on the biggest stage of South American football.
However, since 2014 only home supporters have been permitted to attend games between the two clubs, and it seems they aren’t willing to risk the safety of their supporters for the final.
Another (and hopefully) change to the #CopaLibertadores #Superclasico will see the two legs still take place on Saturday 10th and Saturday 24th but will now be at 5pm.— Peter Coates (@golazoargentino) November 5, 2018
And there will be NO away supporters. pic.twitter.com/DvvqwqtpDe
"Boca Juniors and River Plate have reached an agreement for the Copa Libertadores final to be played without the presence of away fans," read a statement released by Boca.
"This was agreed [on Monday] afternoon, following a meeting of the presidents of both clubs, Daniel Angelici and Rodolfo D'Onofrio, in the Argentine Football Association headquarters with its president Claudio Tapia present.
"At the meeting, the presidents of both clubs agreed that despite the local and international appeal generated by the Superclasico with the presence of both sets of fans, this could create problems for members of both clubs."
This news comes after it was reported that an argument between a Boca and River supporter resulted in one burning the other’s house down.
The fiercest rivalry in football is set to come to a head at La Bombonera on Sunday morning, with the return leg scheduled for November 24.