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BREAKING NEWS: Boca Juniors ask CONMEBOL to suspend Copa Libertadores and punish River Plate

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 25 Nov 2018

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Boca Juniors have requested CONMEBOL suspends the Copa Libertadores final second leg and punish River Plate after their team bus was attacked by Millonarios fans on Saturday when the match was initially supposed to take place.

The Xeneizes travelled across Buenos Aires with the final all-square at 2-2 after the opening game at La Bombonera, but their bus was showered with projectiles on the way to River’s El Monumental stadium, with some smashing windows of the vehicle.

Eventually the vehicle arrived at the ground, but Boca captain Pablo Perez and his team-mate Gonzalo Lamardo were taken to hospital for assessment, while other players appeared to have been affected by the use of pepper spray.

CONMEBOL medical officials deemed the injuries sustained to be “superficial” and approved the match to proceed despite Carlos Tevez’s protests that Boca were unfit to play.

After discussions that led to several delays, the game was eventually suspended for 24 hours until 17:00 local time (20:00 GMT) on Sunday, but now Boca are urging authorities to not let the game go ahead at all this weekend.

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