Copa Libertadores Superclasico delayed after Boca bus attacked by rival River fans

Copa Libertadores Superclasico delayed after Boca bus attacked by rival River fans

The final of the Copa Libertadores, the equivalent of Europe's Champions League, is finely poised at 2-2 following the first leg at Boca's Bombonera stadium two weeks ago.

However, in the build-up to one of the most eagerly awaited matches in recent South American football history, chaos ensued, making it all but impossible for the game to go ahead.

Things got wild when a Boca team-bus tried to wind its way through the streets of Buenos Aires en route to the stadium amid a sea of River Plate fans, who hurled projectiles at the vehicle as it sped past.

Several of the Boca Junior players are said to have been badly affected by the tear gas, with Boca Secretary General Christian Gribauldo saying also that some have been cut by glass from the smashed windows, and that they are not in "any condition to play".

Coates added: "Television reports that Boca players are vomiting in the changing room following their arrival - Tevez the worst affected".

Unsurprisingly, it soon became clear that the final would not be going ahead on time on Saturday night.

After initially appearing to postpone the match, Conmebol eventually chose to call off the game until Sunday - 5pm local time, 8pm in the UK.

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An official CONMEBOL statement stated that the match would not take place until at least after 7:15pm local time (10:15pm United Kingdom time).

CONMEBOL have now delayed the kick-off until 19:15 local time (22:15 GMT). They're forcing us to play it.

The second leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors has been postponed due to crowd trouble and safety concerns.

The continental cup final between Argentinian archrivals Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed following the violent attack on Boca's team bus before the match.

The Boca players then received medical attention inside the changing rooms where a number of tests were carried out to declare whether the stars were fit to play.

There will be no Boca fans at the second leg as travelling support has been banned at all Argentine football matches since 2013 due to hooliganism.

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