The tribute comprised several commemorative events on May 3rd and 4th, including a book presentation, an institutional visit and the inauguration ceremony of a public square in honour of the Grande Torino, located at Bruino, a town 20 kilometres away from Turin. On Friday, May 3rd a tribute was organised on the Superga Hill together with the museums of S.L. Benfica, ACF Fiorentina and Juventus F.C., alongside the press and the Portuguese player José Bastos, member of the Benfica who was present in the last match played by the Grande Torino before they headed back to Turin in 1949.
Rodrigo Daskal (President of the River Museum) took the floor and paid tribute to the victims, on behalf of River, handing over official jerseys and pennants, a plaque with the date engraved and the original copy of the River magazine corresponding to May 1949. Later, all the delegations visited the Juventus F.C. Museum.
On Saturday, Daskal and Patricio Nogueira (Vice-president of the River Museum) together with Miguel Duval, the representative of the Torino Museum in South American and member of the River Museum sector, first attended a tribute paid at the Turin Cemetery alongside the authorities of the Club and those of the Museo del Grande Torino e della Leggenda Granata; they later attended a religious service at the Turin Cathedral together with the members of the first Torino football team and thousands of fans. Finally, they headed to the Superga Hill together, where they paid tribute according to the tradition at the exact same place where the plane coming from Lisbon crashed, claiming the lives of all its passengers.
This prompted the first River Plate team to take a flight to Turin and play a benefit match for the families of the deceased on May 26th against a group of Italian players, marking an unprecedented and unique act of solidarity in the history of international football and starting up an eternal friendship, which was crystallized in 2014 when the museums of both clubs were formally twinned.