River Vs Boca Juniors Postponed After Players Attacked With Tear Gas

May JohnsonНоя 25, 2018

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.

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Alarming images showed the bus being hit by objects, with Pablo Perez taken to hospital for cuts to his arm and eye.

Luckily both River chief Rodolfo D'Onofrio and Boca's Daniel Angelici showed the common sense to dismiss that idea and it was that pair too who, in temporary alliance, made sure that what would have been a risible final in the light of Saturday's events was abandoned.

River Plate fans, who appear to be behind the attack, are the only fans permitted to attend the game this evening due to a rule prohibiting away fans from appearing at games between the two rivals.

The head of Conmebol's medical team was reported to be assessing if the match could go ahead after the controversy.

Boca do have options in attack with Wanchope Abila ready to lead the line accompanied by Carlos Tevez, Dario Benedetto or even Mauro Zarate.

"I would have loved to have played this game", Juan Roman Riquelme reminisced as he reflected on the tie.

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There were unconfirmed reports of six Boca players vomiting due to pepper spray inhalation - with claims it was River fans, not the police, who used the gas.

The website also quoted Christian Gribaudo, Boca's secretary general, saying: "The players are all hurt, you can't play this way". On that occasion, River were awarded the game.

The midfielder Fernando Gago blamed "the presidents of Conmebol and Federation Internationale de Football Association [who] wants us to play".

The match between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed until Sunday at 5pm GMT, according to reports.

Carlos Tevez beleived that his teammates were in no condition to play. We don't have a leg to stand on: if we have to play, we are going to play.

CONMEBOL, the South American Football Confederation, announced in a tweet that the final would be postponed by an hour to 1800 local time (2100GMT) as a result of the violence. But it is little solace to the supporters who eagerly awaited this showpiece final, in many cases spending thousands of dollars and travelling vast distances to see the action.

With so much at stake, the consequences for the losers at Estadio El Monumental could be huge for Argentinian football.

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