Both presidents took pictures at the playing field and met with the professional team’s manager the day before Sunday’s Superclásico against Boca Juniors.
In the press conference, D’Onofrio said: “On behalf of River Plate, I want to welcome and thank İlker Aycı for accompanying us on such an important date. For us, apart from it being an honour, this is a very important relationship with the biggest airline in the world.”
For his part, İlker Aycı expressed: “I’m very honoured to be here. We know it’s a very important club, with a lot of history, many moments of glory, many titles, many cups. Turkish Airline’s main values are the same as those of River Plate. We’ve sponsored great clubs such as Barcelona, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, among others. We’re also very proud that Lionel Messi is the face of our airline. I’m happy to add such a legendary team like River Plate to this list.”