The Italian city of Genoa has offered to host the postponed Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.
The Genoa city government confirmed in a statement on Monday that it had written to the clubs offering to host the game, stressing the role immigrants from the city had in founding the two Buenos Aires clubs.
The first leg at Boca’s stadium ended 2-2, while the second leg of the final was called off twice at the weekend after the bus carrying the Boca team was attacked by rival fans outside River’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Saturday, injuring several players.
The South American football confederation, CONMEBOL, is due to meet both clubs on Tuesday to discuss rescheduling and the venue.
The Libertadores is South America’s equivalent of Europe’s Champions League and it is the first time two teams from the same city had reached the final.