SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (DECEMBER 9, 2018) (AGENCY POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1.
RIVER PLATE DEFENDER JAVIER PINOLA SPEAKING TO JOURNALISTS IN MIXED ZONE AFTER COPA LIBERTADORES WIN 2.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RIVER PLATE DEFENDER, JAVIER PINOLA, SAYING: "What am I going to say that you don't know?
They took us out from River, fans of both teams made it to the match, they took us to Madrid and they kept insisting not to play the match, as far as I read, but we just had to play it, it was a football match.
Nothing else, and we won it." 3.
RIVER PLATE PLAYER NICOLAS MARTINEZ SPEAKING TO REPORTERS IN MIXED ZONE 4.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RIVER PLATE PLAYER, NICOLAS MARTINEZ, SAYING: "I'm very happy, very happy for the victory for what this trophy means.
It's a beautiful cup that I wanted to have it back on my arms. I think the team did a great match, we have a great squad of persons, players and staff.
I think the happiness we all have is very big and we will try yo enjoy it now." 5.
RIVER PLATE PLAYER RODRIGO MORA SPEAKING TO REPORTERS IN MIXED ZONE 6.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RIVER PLATE PLAYER, RODRIGO MORA, SAYING: "Fortunately life gave me another Copa Libertadores and I'm enjoying it to the maximum.
I want to dedicate it to my son and all my friends but principally to all the people from Argentina that couldn't come.
We wanted to do the party at the Monumental with all the people, all the River fans.
It wasn't possible but we won it equally.
The group was strong, we got the Cup and will take it back to Argentina." 7.
RIVER PLATE PLAYER WALKING THROUGH MIXED ZONE CARRYING COPA LIBERTADORES TROPHY STORY: River Plate players savoured their success when talking to media after beating Boca Juniors to claim the Copa Libertadores title in Madrid on SUnday (December 9).
River Plate battled back to win 3-1 in extra-time in an unforgettable and unique Copa Libertadores final second leg, played in the Spanish capital.
The game was controversially moved 10,000 kilometres away from River's Monumental stadium to Madrid as Boca's team bus had been ambushed before the originally scheduled game, leaving several Boca players injured from the impact of the smashed windows and from tear gas that had been fired by police.
It meant that instead of a home game with the exclusive presence of River supporters, Real Madrid's Bernabeu was equally-divided between fans of both sides, a highly unusual situation in the Copa Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League.