Copa Libertadores Super final postponed after chaos in Buenos Aires

Copa Libertadores Super final postponed after chaos in Buenos Aires

Copa Libertadores Super final postponed after chaos in Buenos Aires

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final was pushed back one day after River Plate fans attacked the Boca Juniors team bus on Saturday, injuring players as they travelled to the stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the scheduled start of South America's biggest match.

He also referred to a 2015 incident between the two clubs, when in reverse circumstances River Plate players were targeted by fans and Boca were thrown out of the competition as a result.

Boca and River drew the first leg 2-2 on November 11, a game that was delayed 24 hours itself because of a waterlogged pitch at Boca's stadium.

Delaney later confirmed that Pablo Perez was one of the Boca players going to hospital, writing on his Twitter account: "Pablo Perez can't play for Boca, is going to hospital".

The first leg of the Copa Libertadores final was played three weeks ago and ended 2-2.

However, on its approach to the ground, the Boca Juniors team coach was attacked by River Plate fans, with Police having to use pepper spray and tear gas to put a stop to the trouble.

And the vehicle carrying the Boca squad to the game was pelted with objects as it drove towards the stadium - and photographs show the state it was left in.

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Speaking about the situation, Boca star Carlos Tevez said: "We are not in condition to play".

CONMEBOL initially delayed the kickoff of the second leg for an hour, then postponed it for 2 hours, 15 minutes to 7:15 p.m. local time.

At the time of writing, there's no official word on whether CONMEBOL have made a decision to delay kick-off though they are believed to be holding discussions.

CONMEBOL did not make an official statement about the postponement.

Both teams, however, were firm in their reluctance to play the game, leading to a stand-off between all concerned parties as the hours tick away in the Monumental.

"First I want to say to our families that we are alright, most of us are alright, there are three or four injured", he said to reporters. They are forcing us to play the game, ' said the striker.

There was also no information on whether fans who had tickets for game would get access on Sunday, or whether CONMEBOL would begin proceedings to punish River for the violence.

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