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Copa Libertadores: Boca Juniors Vs River Plate Postponed Again Following Fan Violence

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

The rescheduled second leg of the Copa Libertadores final match between fierce rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors was postponed again on Sunday. The Superclásico was set to be played on Saturday, but was suspended until Sunday after River fans attacked the visitors’ bus outside the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires.

Several Boca players were injured when River fans throw sticks and stones on the bus and smashed windows, forcing the police to release tear gas to disperse the packed miscreants.

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The match suspension came following a request from Boca Juniors. The club said the game could not take place unless conditions were equal for both teams.

The game was originally scheduled to take place at the 5pm local time on Saturday, and was delayed on several occasions before officially being moved forward 24 hours.

Meanwhile, South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said the new final date will be decided in a meeting on Tuesday at 10 am with presidents of Boca and River.

The winner of the Copa Libertadores final will qualify for the Club World Cup, which takes place from December 12-22.

It was the first time Argentina's two biggest clubs had met for the title. In the overall score, Boca has 88 wins and River 81, with 78 draws.