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

The Libertadores final South America has waited 58 years forEmail Will with your thoughts or tweet @Will_Unwin 6.40pm GMT River Plate have done their warmup in a school gym, like Manchester City used to in the late 1990s. River realiza la entrada en c…

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Copa Libertadores final: Boca v River first leg postponed after torrential rain

• Match will now be played on Sunday afternoon • Conmebol calls game off after day of confusionThe first leg of the Copa Libertadores final, set to be a Superclásico derby between Argentina’s Boca Juniors and River Plate, has been postponed after heavy…

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Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video

For the first time ever city rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will meet in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s most prestigious club trophy. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for its drama, bitterness and the sh…

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Boca v River: the Libertadores final South America has waited 58 years for

Bitter Argentinian rivals are up against each other over two legs but no away fans will be allowed – it is simply too dangerousPepper spray in the tunnel, an inflatable pig floated in front of the away fans, Carlos Tévez being sent off for performing a…

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Buenos Aires 2-0 Brazil: how River and Boca set up a Superclásico final

Robbie Blakeley went to Buenos Aires to see Boca Juniors and River Plate overcome Brazilian clubs in the Copa LibertadoresBy The Set Pieces, part of the Sport Network“Look mate, you’re going to need to sit in the front. If you sit back there it’s obvio…

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Sports quiz of the week: Clásico, Superclásico and gymnastics genius

Who scored for Chelsea? Who lost his job? Who said ‘yes’?What took 26 steps and lasted 9.96 seconds?Simone Biles’s gold medal vault at the World Gymnastics ChampionshipsPaul Pogba’s run-up for his penalty against EvertonOliver Gildart’s dazzl…

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Boca Juniors set up Copa Libertadores final Superclásico with rivals River Plate

Boca beat Palmeiras 4-2 on aggregate to set up final‘This will be a Superclásico like no other,’ says Boca’s ÁbilaBoca Juniors set up a mouthwatering Copa Libertadores final with city rivals River Plate after drawing 2-2 with Palmeiras in Brazil to win…

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Farewell Ronaldinho, bobsleigh thrills and Dustin Johnson’s miracle drive | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a Robbie Fowler dink, a memorable ODI between Australia and England and all of Boca Juniors’ goals from 20171) Farewell Ronaldinho, you were a lot of fun. Here are all his goals for Barcelona, some tricks and flicks, f…

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The best goals of the week: Carlos Tevez, Arjen Robben and Jack Grealish

Featuring a perfect chip from St. Pauli, a curler from the Superclásico, a neat turn in the box from Leigh Griffiths and a precide finish from Gonzalo Higuaín

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Five players sent off in River Plate v Boca Juniors ‘friendly’

• Carlos Tevez headbutted during argument that sparked melee
• River Plate win 1-0 after a match containing 40 fouls

Five players were sent off and Carlos Tevez gave away a penalty that handed River Plate a 1-0 win over Boca Juniors in a far from amicable seaside ‘friendly’ between Argentina’s biggest rivals on Saturday.

Argentina striker Tevez blocked a free-kick with his arm in the 17th minute and Leonardo Pisculichi converted the penalty in the traditional off-season clash at the Atlantic resort of Mar de Plata. “In four days, five sent off, in two matches, we must grow [up],” Tevez told reporters.

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Carlos Tevez says he wants to write history after returning to Boca Juniors

• Tevez joins for £4.6m while Juve secure Guido Vadalá on loan
“I’m returning in my prime … At 26 or 27 I was fatter than anyone’

Carlos Tevez has been officially unveiled as a Boca Juniors player in a £4.6m (6.5 million euro) transfer from Juventus.

Thousands of fans packed La Bombonera to welcome Tevez home from a decade abroad the day after the team went top of the Argentine league championship.

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River Plate players taken to hospital after ‘tear gas attack’ by Boca Juniors fans

• Four River players taken to hospital after match was abandoned
• River manager Marcelo Gallardo calls the incident ‘deplorable’
• Boca president: ‘this is society’s problem, not football’s problem’
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Former Argentina international Juan Román Riquelme retires

• Celebrated 36-year-old calls time on 18-year career
• ‘Now I am just a fan. I will go and suffer in the stadium’

Juan Román Riquelme has retired from football at the age of 36. The attacking midfielder made 51 appearances for Argentina, scoring 17 goals.

Best known for his spells with Boca Juniors and Villarreal, Riquelme also played for Barcelona and Argentinos Juniors and had recently been linked to clubs in the MLS and Paraguay.

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Sport picture of the day: a sodden Superclásico

Bad weather, so the cliché goes, is a great leveller and so it was down in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Superclásico when River Plate and Boca Juniors slogged out a 1-1 draw on a seriously soggy pitch Continue reading…

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Juan Román Riquelme quits Boca Juniors and returns to Argentinos

Revolution has come to La Paternal says club Playmaker fails to agree new contract with Boca Continue reading…

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River Plate beat arch-rivals Boca Juniors 2-1 in the superclásico

Funes Mori heads winner in 85th minute Riquelme free-kick not enough for hosts