Boca Juniors held a training session in the Spanish town of Las Rozas on Thursday, ahead of the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final against their arch-rivals River Plate.

Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez called on fans to keep calm around the match, which had to be moved to the Spanish capital due to fan violence. "The people are intelligent and they know they can't mess around here. So the truth is everything should happen peacefully, as it should do," he said. "It is a football match and I think it is important that we the players know that it is a final but also a football match."

The Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday after a draw in the first leg. It is widely seen as the most important game in Argentina's football history.

The match was originally scheduled for November 24 at River's Monumental stadium. It was twice postponed after Boca players were injured in a bus attack by home fans throwing projectiles.

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