Rory Smith joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller on this week’s Greatest Games to reflect on one of football’s most highly-anticipated fixtures to have never even happened – the postponed 2018 Copa Libertadores final second-leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors.
A rousing 2-2 draw at La Bombonera had perfectly set-up a winner-takes-all Copa Libertadores superclásico final – the like of which never to have been witnessed before in the 58-year history of the competition.
However, it was an occasion that proved too seismic to even taken place – where it was originally intended to have been hosted, at least.
The local and global significance of the superclásico, Conmebol tribulations, Jacaranda trees and more.
About the panel:
founded The Blizzard
in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to a number of publications including the Guardian
and Sports Illustrated
as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.
is a host of the Football Ramble
podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.