The four classics (Boca, Independence, San Lorenzo and races) and the Monumental competition games are usually synonymous with excellent rivers for the River. The Imperial Copa Libertadores final match meets these two conditions, but are strengthened: it will be nothing short of Superclásico and will be in the best interests of the continent. That's why The Subcommittee for swimming the river, usually in charge of organizing the reception when the team comes on the ground, prepares a colorful and sound fun for the big duel against Boca. They are convinced that, in their own way, they can "play" the game. And they are preparing with everything about it.
At the request of many fans this time will avoid the custom of lately: there will be no mosaics in the high courts, as happened in the semifinals against Gremio when they formed the initials of Marcelo Gallardo (MG) with two hearts on their sides in the plateau of Belgrano Alta.
On other occasions, the mosaics in San Martin Alta gave the shape of the river flag, to the flag of Argentina with the acronym CARP (Atlético River Ploca) in the background, and even to the flag of Japan, before traveling to that country to play the World club championship 2015, in which Marcelo Gallardo's team fell from 3 to 0 in the final against Messi, Suarez and Neymar Barcelona.
However, this time you will see only the usual red and white plastic strips that descend from the high stands to the middle and the low, as well as the balloons of the same color. In addition, dozens of wooden flags will be displayed in the Sierra Baia arena, under which the brave is usually located.
Cabuleros, many supporters in various ways communicated with the subcommittee of the River Fan to beg to avoid mosaics this time, a ritual copied from European football. The reason? In the Copa Sudamericana semifinal of 2014, there was no mosaic that the river won 1: 0 against Boca with the goal of Leonardo Piskuli, nor for the second round of the Libertadores 2015, when the team "Millionaire" won the same rating of his classic rival thanks to the punishment achieved by Uruguayan Carlos Sánchez. And yes, instead, they merged the mosaics of the last three superclasses Boca won in the Monumental for Local Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017. That's why this Saturday will not repeat the mosaics: somehow even though the players are all who decide everything on the ground, fans – esoteric – believe that every detail can affect winning the game.
On the other hand, from the Fan subcommittee launched a campaign so that all people will go to the Monumental with a white shirt with the red band. "On Saturday you already know … #EnRiverConLaDeRiver," wrote on their Twitter account, @SubComDelHincha. "I'm continuing to pick up a color, we warn you, the party is #River," they also wrote on Twitter. And they harmonized: "We need to make things stronger from home at any time, let's go together to encourage 90 minutes !!!".
And today, on Friday, the 23rd, there was gratitude to the team for all the joys it has given in recent years: with the Gallardo team leading the river, the river won five international titles and three national titles. "We want to thank the coach and the team for everything they did, which will not change our gratitude, eternal glory depends on you, # LaSubco," they write.
Also, The river has demanded, through its various official information channels, that fans avoid the use of rockets for security reasons and because the club is exposed to more economic sanctions than Connemil.