River-Boca Copa Libertadores final postponed until Sunday

Carlos Tevez Was Caught Up In the Tear Gas Attack On Boca Juniors Bus

The second leg of the decider was rescheduled for Monday (AEDT) after Boca Juniors' bus came under attack outside El Monumental.

In what is South America's equivalent of the Champions League final, the neighbours from Buenos Aires were tied at 2-2 following last weekend's thrilling first leg at the Bombonera.

At the time of writing, there's no official word on whether CONMEBOL have chose to delay kick-off though they are believed to be holding discussions.

Kick-off was postponed on multiple occasions as officials try to find a way for the game to go ahead.

Ricardo Pedace, head of the government's safety agency, told local television they were taking steps to determine whether the game could be played.

A subsequent statement filed by the CONMEBOL medical body assured that the Boca team was able to take the field despite the attack, as the two worst-affected players were not in the dressing room to be examined.

There was also no information on whether fans who had tickets for game would get access on Sunday, or whether CONMEBOL would begin proceedings to punish River for the violence.

Having originally been ruled out of the game due to his injuries, Perez made an incredible U-turn and started the game.

President Daniel Angelici immediately met with River counterpart Rodolfo D'Onofrio and CONMEBOL chief Alejandro Dominguez to discuss if the game could even be played in such conditions.

"It seemed to me that we could not play the game if Boca's players had been physically or mentally damaged, and from then on I did not make decisions, it was my opinion".

Boca Juniors captain Pablo Perez and midfielder Gonzalo Lamardo were treated at a hospital after River Plate fans threw projectiles at their team bus on its way to the River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires, Telam reported.

"They were throwing pepper gas, stones, everything", Juan Carlos Crespi, a member of the Boca delegation was quoted as saying.

Boca's bus was attacked on the way to the ground, with the windows smashed by the home supporters.

There will be no Boca fans at the second leg as travelling support has been banned at all Argentine football matches since 2013 due to hooliganism.

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