BT Sport customers get access to Copa Libertadores final
BT Sport, the pay-television broadcaster in the UK, has become the second outlet in the country to secure rights to the highly-anticipated final of the Copa Libertadores, South American soccer's top clubs competition, between Argentinian rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.
The first leg at Boca's La Bombonera (pictured) will be shown live at 8pm (UK) tomorrow on the BT Sport 2 channel, with the second leg to follow, at the same time, on 24 November.
FreeSports, the free-to-air sister network of pay-TV broadcaster Premier Sports, announced yesterday that it would be showing the two-legged final in the UK.
The FreeSports channel is available free of charge on the Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat platforms, but is not carried on BT Sport.
It will be the first time that Buenos Aires giants River and Boca, which contest the Superclásico, one of the most intense derbies in world soccer, have met in the Libertadores final, and indeed the first time that there has been an all-Argentinian climax.
It will also be the last time the final is played over two-legs, with a one-off showpiece game at a neutral venue (mirroring Europe's Uefa Champions League) to come in from 2019.