River Plate arrive in Spain and later will take part in their first training session at Real Madrid's training ground

River Plate's squad have arrived in Madrid in the early hours of Thursday morning in preparation for the CONMEBOL Libertadores final on Sunday. Not long after landing on Spanish soil, River quickly made their way to the Eurostars Madrid Tower hotel where they'll be staying ahead of the match against Boca at the Santiago Bernabéu.

This afternoon, at 18:00 CET, the squad will train at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training facilities. River's captain, Leonardo Ponzio, spoke briefly to the media.

"We are experiencing a unique event, outside of our country, and we must enjoy it", Ponzio said. 

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