Boca Juniors vs River Plate suspended as violent storm batters stadium with players sent back to hotelNovember 10, 2018
BOCA JUNIORS’ Copa Libertadores clash against River Plate has been postponed due to the violent storm lashing the stadium.
The game will now be played tomorrow [Sunday], but obviously depending on a drastic improvement in the weather.
The players of both teams were forced to return to their respective team hotels, with many areas of the stadium completely flooded.
The tournament organisers originally chose to give a two-hour window to see if things improve.
But conditions were only getting more severe, and the game was moved to tomorrow.
The game is scheduled to be the most explosive final in its history.
The two great Argentinian rivals will face each other for the first time in the South American showpiece.
The second leg will be River’s Monumental de Nunez on November 24.
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The game did not get as far as the final whistle.
A Boca fan managed to slice his way through the inflatable tunnel that is supposed to protect the players and threw pepper gas at the River team as they came out for the second half.
The match was abandoned and Boca were kicked out of the competition. And that was a mere second round clash.
South America’s most important club trophy, a place in the Club World Cup and at least half a century of bragging rights are at stake over the course of two matches in which the players are going to be under insane pressure.