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Copa Libertadores Final 2018 live online: River Plate v Boca Juniors – The latest news

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final was suspended after a request from Boca Juniors after the extraordinary Saturday scenes in Buenos Aires.

The second round of the final between the fierce Argentine rivals was suspended on Saturday after the Boca team bus was attacked by River Plate fans when the visiting team toured Buenos Aires.

Several players, including former Manchester United and Manchester City player Carlos Tevez, were injured in the attack, which saw bus windows being destroyed by crowds of rival fans.

With the confrontation set to 2-2 after an exciting first match two weeks ago, the return match at El Monumental was scheduled for 8pm. [GMT] tonight.

But Boca made a formal request to Conmebol's governing body for the game to be moved again to be played on "equal terms," ​​and the match will be rescheduled for the second time.

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Here is a recap of the Saturday farce scenes …

An attack on Boca's coach by rival fans, who left players suffering broken glass cuts and feeling the effects of the tear gas, caused the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final to be suspended.

The match between the rivals of Buenos Aires was postponed twice before finally returning to Sunday, after the Boca bus was attacked, when it arrived at the stadium.

Television images showed fans of the River throwing objects on the bus as they headed for El Monumental.

Boca players were injured by glass shattering from broken windows and also became sick from the effects of tear gas, allegedly used by police to disperse the crowds.

According to reports in Argentina, several players, including former Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez, suffered from dizziness and vomiting and had to be treated by club doctors. Images apparently from inside the dressing room of Boca showed groggy and disoriented players.

According to reports, Pablo Perez and Gonzalo Lamardo, of Boca, were taken by ambulance to the hospital, the first one with broken glass splinters in the eyes and the second with a cut on the head. Perez was later portrayed with a bandage on his left eye.

CONMEBOL, the South American Football Confederation, initially postponed the game by one hour to 6 pm local time (9 am GMT) as a result of the violence and then to 19:15 (22:15 GMT), but after talks between organizers and club heads, was finally agreed the game would be played the next day at 17:00 (20:00 GMT).

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said the two clubs have reached a "gentlemen's agreement," and that the game will not be played on Saturday.

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Date, time, and location

The second leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores final would be played at El Monumental in Buenos Aires on Saturday night but was rescheduled for Sunday after an attack on the Boca team bus that affected the players and the coach.

After a further request from Boca that the match be rescheduled to "equality" due to its players being injured, CONMEBOL confirmed that the match was suspended once again – with no information on a new date.

Which TV channel, how to watch online and live broadcast coverage

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The game will be shown live on FreeSports for free – the channel is available through DTT (64), Sky (422), BT (64), Virgin (533), Freesat (252) and TalkTalk (64).

You can stream the live match online with FreeSports on tvplayer.

The game will also be televised live on BT Sport 2. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream online through the BT Sport video player and application.

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