Riot police stand in line with their shields outside Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium prior to the final Copa Libertadores match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

CONMEBOL suspends Copa Libertadores final after attack

November 25, 2018 - 11:26 am

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate has been suspended.

South American soccer body CONMEBOL said on Sunday that the second leg of the final will be rescheduled after Boca's team bus was attacked by River fans on Saturday.

The attack resulted in the game being moved back 24 hours to Sunday before CONMEBOL's latest announcement.

Boca asked CONMEBOL earlier Sunday to suspend the match at the Monumental de Nunez Stadium and sanction River for the behavior of its fans.

The first leg of the final on Nov. 11 ended 2-2 at Boca's La Bombonera Stadium.


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