Santiago Bernabeu Stadium confirmed as venue for the Copa Libertadores final (image courtesy AFP)

Real Madrid home ground Santiago Bernabeu has been chosen as venue for the Copa Libertadores final second leg between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors on 9 December.

This was confirmed on Thursday by South American football’s governing body Conmebol.

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The match, originally scheduled for last weekend at River’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, was moved after some Boca players were injured when their team bus came under attack from their arch rivals’ fans throwing projectiles.

It was learned that Boca appealed to the independent disciplinary committee of Conmebol to award them the trophy and have River expelled from the competition.

But the committee rejected the requests.

However, the body hit River with a two-game stadium closure “that will be applied from 2019” in official continental competitions, and “a $400,000 fine.”

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said that Real president Florentino Perez had offered use of the Bernabeu “for free.”