River Plate meets Boca Juniors at Santiago Bernabéu in the final leg of Copa Libertadores after a controversial decision to play the postponed matchup away from the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires
Live coverage on Telemundo Network and Telemundo Deportes App beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET with a pre-game special show
The winner of the South American club tournament will participate in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 to be broadcast on Telemundo, Universo and Telemundo Deportes App starting Dec. 12
Miami, FL – December 4, 2018 – Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of FIFA and Copa America, will present live coverage of the much anticipated second leg of the River-Boca Copa Libertadores final this Sunday, December 9, from Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. The matchup will air live on Telemundo and the Telemundo Deportes App beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET with a special pre-game show. The game will also be available on cable television on Fox Deportes.
The winner of the South American club tournament will participate in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 that features some of the world’s best players and club teams, including Real Madrid and CD Guadalajara. The tournament will air exclusively across Telemundo, Universo, and the Telemundo Deportes App, beginning with the opening match on Wednesday, December 12 at 10:25 a.m. ET.
“This acquisition is another step forward in our commitment to continue adding the best and biggest sports to our programming lineup,” said Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes. “We are excited to bring Telemundo viewers one of the most anticipated matchups of the year, complemented by extensive pre/post coverage led by our renowned experts.”
Telemundo Deportes’ Andrés Cantor, Miguel Gurwitz, Sammy Sadovnik, Eduardo Biscayart and Carlota Vizmanos will lead the Final’s coverage, live from Madrid and Telemundo Center in Miami.
Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms will continue providing the latest news around the game including previews, analysis and video highlights. In addition, “Tercer Tiempo,” Telemundo Deportes’ Emmy-nominated sports analysis show that focuses on Premier League, will precede Sunday’s broadcast of Copa Libertadores, featuring special segments and analysis around the matchup, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. A post-game show will air following the match.
The second leg of Copa Libertadores was originally scheduled to be played last November 24 before it was postpone due to aggressions to the Boca Junior team and violent acts among fans in Buenos Aires.
Telemundo Deportes is the U.S. leading sports brand and destination for the biggest, best global sports programming in Spanish-language. It is home to two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. It is also the home of the FIFA Club World Cup™ and the 2019 Copa America. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the Premier League, “Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and “Titulares y Más,” the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.