BUENOS AIRES – The final of the Copa Libertadores has been officially postponed after the shameful assault on the Boca coach by the River fans. It will be played tomorrow at 5 pm (9 pm Italian). Official sources have announced this.
The reconstruction of the facts
A few hours before the whistle of the final return of the Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors , the bus that led to Monumental the "Xeneizes" was stormed by some opposing fans who broke some windows pulling stones towards the players.
The Buenos Aires Police, to disperse the troublemakers, used a stinging gas that ended up beating even Boca players and staff members, who arrived at the Monumental with problems of breathing and vomiting.
Tevez, Wanchope and Espinoza are the ones who reported the worst consequences and had to resort to medical treatment. Cardona, Benedetto, Abila and Almendra were also in difficult conditions to dispute the race.
In the Monumental stadium it was present, and it was already in the stands of honor at the time of the attack on the Boca bus, also the president of Fifa Gianni Infantino.
The communications of the Conmebol until the definitive postponement
The Conmebol, through a first press release, postponed an hour and a half before the start of the Libertadores Cup final between River Plate and Boca Juniors. The meeting, which was scheduled for 17:00, had been postponed for an hour due to the attack by River fans on the Boca bus where some Gialloblu players were injured.
Subsequently, with a second tweet, the Conmebol announced that "in order to respect the progress of the final, the game would start at 19.15" (23.15 Italian). A Conmebol medical team released the text of a letter sent to the presidency of the body in which he claims that the injuries suffered by Boca players are not serious enough to stop the game. On the terraces of the Monumental there were still 50,000 River fans waiting for the developments of the situation.
At 23.25, came the third release by the Conmebol, the final one, to make official that the final of Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors was postponed to Sunday, November 25 at 17 local (21 in Italy). The game will not be played when the door is closed but will be open to the public again.
The video with the assault on the Boca bus
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