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Daniele De Rossi’s adventure with Boca Juniors confirms football’s fall in Argentina | Jonathan Wilson

Italian has shown humility and commitment but the country is suffering as players in their prime choose to play abroadD aniele De Rossi came to Buenos Aires to follow a dream. He was 36 and had a fine career behind him. He could have retired. He could …

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River Plate held by Boca Juniors but advance to Libertadores final

Boca Juniors 1-0 River Plate (River Plate win 2-1 on aggregate)Venezuelan sub Jan Hurtado scores late goal but River hold onNot for the first time in a Superclásico, events off the pitch were rather more impressive than what happened on it. Boca Junior…

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Conspiracy theories cast shadow over River Plate v Boca Juniors reunion | Jonathan Wilson

Memories of last year’s shambolic Copa Libertadores final have dominated the build-up to this season’s semi-final second legThe history of River Plate v Boca Juniors games in the Copa Libertadores is long and on Tuesday evening Buenos Aires time they g…

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River Plate beat Boca Juniors in tense Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg

River Plate win 2-0 over Boca Juniors in Copa LibertadoresRafael Borre and Ignacio Fernandez score in winning effortA goal in each half, the first from a VAR assisted penalty, gave River Plate a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Boca Juniors in a tense semi-fin…

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Daniele De Rossi completes move to Boca Juniors after 18 years at Roma

Midfielder was mobbed by fans on arrival in Buenos AiresBoca manager hails De Rossi’s ‘experience and quality’Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has left Roma after 18 years at the club and joins the Arg…

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The Superclásico final that became too big and too bad for Buenos Aires

For the last five years, Copa90 have been making films about the biggest derbies in the world. Now for the biggestA film by Copa90, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkOn the ground at the Superclásico final in Buenos Aires … and MadridThe two biggest …

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River Plate claim Copa Libertadores against 10-man Boca with Quintero goal

• River Plate 3-1 Boca Juniors (5-3 agg)• Pratto 68, Quintero 109 Martínez 120 | Benedetto 44It may forever be marked with an asterisk and there might well be more chapters to come in this most extraordinary of stories, soaked in symbolism, sport and s…

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Fans bring the passion of the Superclásico to the streets of Madrid – video

Fans of Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate flooded the streets of Madrid before the final of the Copa Libertadores. The second leg was moved from Argentina’s capital city due to crowd fears after River fans attacked Boca’s team bus before…

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River Plate v Boca Juniors: Copa Libertadores final, second leg – live!

Kick-off due at 7.45pm GMT, first leg was drawn 2-2Debacle around final is a story of Argentinian politicsEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 2.10pm GMT Ben will be here shortly for this 7.45pm kick-off.Meanwhile, the lead-up has been muc…

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The Copa Libertadores debacle is a story of Argentinian politics

The decision to move the all-Argentinian South American football final to Spain after a violent incident is a sad commentary on the state of the countryArgentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, is famous – or infamous – for the frequency with which he int…

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Copa Libertadores final: River Plate refuse to play Boca Juniors in Madrid

River say it is ‘incomprehensible’ to play final in SpainSecond leg postponed twice after attack on Boca busRiver Plate rejected the decision to play the rearranged second leg of their Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors in Madrid.The much ant…

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Copa Libertadores final: River Plate refuse to play Boca Juniors in Madrid

River say it is ‘incomprehensible’ to play final in SpainSecond leg postponed twice after attack on Boca busRiver Plate rejected the decision to play the rearranged second leg of their Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors in Madrid.The much ant…

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Postponed Copa Libertadores final to be played at Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid

• Second leg now on 9 December after attack on Boca Juniors bus• River Plate given $400,000 fine and two-match stadium banConmebol have confirmed that the postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be …

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Copa Libertadores final moved from Argentina as Boca demand River thrown out

Venue yet to be decided to host final on 8 or 9 DecemberBoca formally request that River Plate are disqualifiedThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played outside of Argentina on 8 or 9 December at …

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Argentinian football had the chance to prove it had changed – and blew it

Talk before Copa Libertadores final was of putting on a new face to the world but River Plate fans’ attack on Boca Juniors changed all thatAt around 6pm on Sunday evening, an hour after the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final had been due to kick…

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‘A sad day for Argentinian soccer’: Boca Juniors reflect on Copa Libertadores bus attack – video

The Copa Libertadores final was postponed for a second time on Sunday following an attack by River fans on Boca Juniors’ team bus which left several players in need of medical treatment.Boca president Daniel Angelici said it was a ‘sad day for Argentin…

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Copa Libertadores: second leg of final called off again hours before kick-off

• Match was set for Saturday but postponed after bus attack• Rescheduled game called off again on Sunday Related: River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours It had been dubbed the final to end all finals, but nobody has an…

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River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours

• Second leg of final postponed amid pre-match chaos• Coach pelted with missiles as players suffer effects of tear gasThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors had to be postponed for 24 hours on Saturday as a r…

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River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours

• Second leg of final postponed amid pre-match chaos• Coach pelted with missiles as players suffer effects of tear gasThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors had to be postponed for 24 hours on Saturday as a r…

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Copa Libertadores final suspended after violence erupts outside stadium – video

The Copa Libertadores final second leg has been suspended until Sunday evening after River Plate fans threw missiles at the Boca Juniors team bus as it arrived at the Estadio Monumental. Several players were injured after some windows on the bus were s…