Copa Libertadores Final: Zen music for heart patients in Boca Juniors vs River Plate commentary

The two rival clubs comprise more than 70 per cent of the country's football fans and a local radio station has decided to provide a special commentary of the clash with an objective to keep fans with heart issues calm.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 10, 2018 4:38:38 pm

A Boca Juniors’ fan with a child talks to an anti-riot policeman outside the Alberto J., Armando stadium ahead of the Copa Libertadores final match against River Plate in Buenos Aires. (REUTERS)

Argentinian clubs Boca Juniors will clash with local rivals River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final on November 10. Keeping the tempo of the event in mind, a local radio station has decided to provide a special commentary of the clash with an objective to keep fans with heart issues calm. As per a report in Clarin.com, Argentina newspaper, the special commentary will be broadcasted on AM550 Radio Colonia. The report stated that the station will broadcast a measured version of the two-legged contest.

This initiative is conducted by the Argentine Society of Cardiology, while Eduardo Caimi and Leonardo Uranga are the two commentators who are assigned with the task. The commentators have been instructed not to raise their voice. Cardiologist Gonzalo Díaz Babio will be the third member present in the panel and will be assisting both the commentators on how to avoid stress during moments of high drama.

It is also been reported that the background noise coming from the stadium has been replaced with Zen music. A special pre-match Spotify playlist with a list of soothing football songs designed at lowering nerves and anxiety has also been scheduled ahead of the clash.

The two rival clubs comprise more than 70 per cent of the country’s football fans. Although the two teams have never met in the final, they have competed in 15 previous Copa Libertadores finals with Boca winning six and River Plate seizing three.

After the ban on away supporters, the radio audience figures are expected to be vast.

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