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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2018-11-25T16: 40: 49,060Z
A closer look at Article 18 of the ConmebolClub rules and regulations explain what punishment can be faced by the River. There are 15 possible sanctions – the most serious are:
- Deduction of points
- The match will be awarded to Boca
- Disqualification of competitions in progress and future
2018-11-25T16: 17: 31,480Z
Statement of the mouth in its entirety
Club Atlético Boca Juniors made a formal presentation to Conmebol to request that the Copa Libertadores final be played on an equal footing, as was signed yesterday at Estadio Monumental.
Boca Juniors requested to postpone the match due to the incidents and established as a priority that the challenge be played on equal terms. After the acts of violence suffered in the vicinity of the stadium, having verified the magnitude and gravity of the same and the consequences that generated in the team, Boca considers that these conditions are not in force and requests the suspension of the game, as well as how the application of the penalties provided for in Article 18, for Conmebol to act accordingly.
2018-11-25T16: 03: 55.816Z
Statement of Mouth
Boca Juniors has called for the Copa Libertadores final to be suspended.
Boca's statement says that on Saturday they asked CONMEBOL that the game be played under "equal conditions" after the violence outside the stadium, but they do not consider their requests met and as such they want the game to be suspended again.
2018-11-25T13: 20: 49,000Z
& # 39; Shameful & # 39;
More reaction to the extraordinary scenes of last night, as former Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta called the events "shameful", saying on Twitter: "Another opportunity lost in front of the whole world that watches us is shameful, regrettable" .
2018-11-25T12: 56: 16.416Z
A heated story
Saturday's violence came three years after the second round of a Copa Libertadores game in the last 16 between Boca and River was abandoned at half-time.
2018-11-25T11: 41: 44.093Z
So, as it stands, the final will be at 8 pm GMT today. We will keep you updated with all the actions on and off the field. It goes without saying that the atmosphere in Buenos Aires will be tense today, so here is the hope that the game can be – and be – played in the spirit of the game.
2018-11-25T09: 13: 01.240Z
Here is a recap of the Saturday farce scenes …
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.
2018-11-24T22: 41: 24,820Z
A gentleman's pact & # 39;
Conmebol President Dominguez: "The two teams agreed to change the game to tomorrow, 5pm, local time.
"Boca Juniors said they are not in a position to play and that River Plate does not want to take advantage of the situation."
"There was an agreement between the presidents of both clubs and a gentlemen's agreement".
2018-11-24T22: 32: 05.026Z
River Plate or Boca Juniors will have to wait to be crowned by the Copa Libertadores after Boca's bus was attacked before kick-off.
River fans threw stones and wood at the bus near Monumental de Nunez, on the river, and broke several windows. Players were hit by broken glass and throwing objects, and suffered the effects of the tear gas and pepper spray used by the police to contain the violence.
Saturday's game was reinstated in two hours, but will now be at 5 pm local time at 8 pm UK time on Sunday.
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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
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.