Boca advanced to the semifinal following a 0-0 draw with Liga de Quito at La Bomobnera on Wednesday, while River secured their spot on Thursday in Asunción against Cerro Porteño. The two-legged tie will determine which side advances to the CONMEBOL Libertadores final in Santiago on November 23rd, where they'll face either Flamengo or Grêmio, who will meet in the other semifinal.
SUPERCLÁSICO SEMIFINAL: Date & Time
The first leg is set for October 1st at River Plate's El Monumenal, with the return leg to take place on October 22nd at Boca's La Bombonera. Both matches will kick off at 21:30 local time, 00:30 GMT and 8:30 PM in the eastern time zone of the United States.
RIVER & BOCA HEAD-TO-HEAD in the Libertadores
River and Boca have met four times in two-legged knockout ties in the CONMEBOL Libertadores, with each side prevailing twice. River came out on top in the 2018 final and the 2015 round of 16, with Boca advancing in the 2000 quarterfianls and 2004 semifinals.
Any Superclásico can create heroes, but a Libertadores Superclásico has the potential to create legends. Boca fans remember the goal from Carlos Tevez at El Monumental in 2004, and the incredible courage and performance of Martín Palermo in 2000. River fans have fresher memories of Libertadores glory against thier bitter rivals: Carlos Sánchez scoring a penalty in 2015, and the brilliance of Pity Martínez in the 2018 final.
In total, River and Boca have met 26 times in the Libertadores. Boca have claimed 10 wins to River's 8, with 8 matches ending in a draw. They first met in the Libertadores in 1966 with each side winning once, and most recently in last year's final, where River lifted the title in Madrid.
Now, they meet again, with the winner having the honor of pariticipating in the first one-off final in Libertadores history in Santiago on November 23rd and the knowledge that to get there they overcame their most bitter rival.