The Boca and River players who have been involved in previous continental Superclásicos

The final between Boca and River will see players who were involved in previous cup battles. Some are looking for revenge, others for validation.

Boca Juniors and River Plate. On Saturday the 10th November and Saturday the 24th November, the two most successful sides in Argentinian football will go head-to-head in the CONMEBOL Libertadores final. The last blood was drawn by River and they'll look to cement themselves as the number one side on the continent. For Boca, it'll provide an opportunity to extract revenge for what happened in 2014 and 2015.

It was back in 2015, in the Libertadores Last 16 knockout round, when the two sides last met in a continental competition. Marcelo Gallardo's River emerged victorious and eventually went on to be crowned champions. Pablo Pérez, Fernando Gago and Cristian Pavón tasted defeat with Boca that time and remain at the club. Jonatan Maidana, Leonardo Ponzio, 'Pity' Martínez, Rodrigo Mora, Camilo Mayada and the coach that day, Gallardo, still form part of River's squad too.

And seven months before that contest there was more joy to be had for River, but this time in the CONMEBOL Sudamericana. Gago, Maidana and Ponzio were also involved in those games.

But as you'd come to expect, there's even more continental history when it comes to Superclásicos. Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Marcelo Gallardo, the current head coaches of Boca and River respectively, left their mark on the first leg of the Libertadores semi-final which took place in 2004. Gallardo was sent off for grabbing Boca's Abondanzieri by the face and Guillermo struck Mayada during an on-the-pitch brawl. In the return leg at River's El Monumental, Carlos Tevez scored a crucial equaliser for then 10-men Boca against the current reserve keeper at River, German Lux. Boca would eventually go on to win the penalty shootout.

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