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Category: Copa Libertadores

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Buenos Aires becomes ghost town as fans follow delayed final

• River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to lift Copa Libertadores• Second leg of tie moved to Madrid because of crowd troubleRiver Plate fans thronged on to the streets of Buenos Aires when their team scored the decisive goal, yelling “Dale campeón! Dale C…

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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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Premier League, Chelsea v Man City and Copa Libertadores buildup – live!

Live updates to team news before the weekend’s actionThe 100 best female footballers in the world: Nos 10-1Email Simon with any thoughts | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.36am GMT Jose Mourinho has stated that despite being the manager’s sole marquee summer si…

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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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Sports quiz of the week: Wilder v Fury, Copa Libertadores and derby days

Who ruled? Who can’t win (or lose)? Who bigged himself up?Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder gave away tickets to their fight this week to which group of people?New York City copsCalifornian firefightersWichita LinemenCharleston coastguardsRiver Plate and B…

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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…

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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…

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Boca Juniors bus attacked by River Plate fans before Copa Libertadores final – video

The Boca Juniors team bus was attacked by River Plate fans before the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final. Several players were in need of medical attention after several windows were smashed when missiles were thrown at the bus. Police fired tea…

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Boca Juniors bus attacked by River Plate fans before Copa Liberadores final – live!

Superclásico updates from Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires Jonathan Wilson: River Plate hold Copa Libertadores advantageEmail John here. Tweet @JohnBrewin_ 7.21pm GMT We have no teams yet, and for this reason. There are some Boca players that were be…