Copa Libertadores final: CONMEBOL suspends 2nd leg

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The decisive 2nd leg of the match was originally scheduled for Saturday at River's El Monumental in Buenos Aires but had to be postponed by 24 hours after River fans ambushed the Boca team bus with missiles as it made its way to the ground.

"After the acts of violence suffered in the vicinity of the stadium, Boca. requests the suspension of the game, as well as the application of the corresponding sanctions provided in Article 18", Boca said in a statement on their website.

Alejandro Dominguez, the president of South American football's governing body Conmebol, told Fox TV that the two teams had agreed to hold the game yesterday instead.

The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed again Sunday in a major embarrassment for South American football, a day after Boca players were injured in an attack by River fans.

Boca also said it wants CONMEBOL to consider River's disqualification from the tournament because of the ugly scenes near the Monumental de Nunez stadium.

Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez was furious with CONMEBOL officials over their reaction to the bus attack.

The two teams drew 2-2 in the first match of the final series.

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Boca fans could not attend the match because of a 2013 ban on away fans in Argentina aimed at reducing soccer violence.

"We want immediate action from the authorities and will help to identify, capture and prosecute those responsible".

Indeed, the victor of the Copa Libertadores is due to play in the Club World Cup on December 18, meaning that, should the game not be cancelled completely and a victory awarded to Boca, there is a three-week window in which to get the game played.

It was due to take place on Saturday, but after an initial two-hour delay for the kick-off, the match was postponed until Sunday.

"It's not easy to take this decision when there are 60 000 people in the stadium and the (television) rights have been sold to a ton of countries", Angelici said on Saturday.

Bowing to Boca's wishes, CONMEBOL finally announced the game was off and would not be played this weekend.

The two sides are competing for the title for the first time in the tournament's almost 60-year history.

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