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 confusion

The 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 rain made the pitch at Boca’s La Bombonera stadium unplayable. The game will now be played on Sunday with a 4pm (9pm GMT) kick-off time.

The announcement came after confusion and mixed signals during the day, with organisers from the South American confederation Conmebol initially insisting the game would go ahead despite torrential rain and flooding near the ground in Buenos Aires.

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