Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

CONMEBOL reschedules Libertadores final; Boca wants it off

CONMEBOL reschedules Libertadores final; Boca wants it off

The postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between bitter Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate is now slated to take place the weekend of December 8-9 in a location to be determined outside of Argentina, CONMEBOL authorities determined on Tuesday.

River fans are confronted by police ahead of the Copa Libetadores final with Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

On Monday, the city government of Genoa wrote to both clubs offering to host the postponed match because of the role immigrants from the Italian city played in forming the two Argentine clubs.

A decision will be made today on the twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg that could mean one of the teams being disqualified.

River Plate's President Rodolfo D'Onofrio said his club should not be blamed for the attack.

Boca, however, are reportedly refusing to play a rescheduled tie and want a walkover, with their president Daniel Angelici stating that he will appeal the decision by CONMEBOL and could even take the issue to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The first leg was drawn 2-2.

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A meeting will take place on Tuesday at its headquarters near Asuncion, Paraguay, to determine the date and venue of the return leg. "River is not guilty of what happened, the security system failed", he told radio La Red of Buenos Aires.

After drawing the first leg 2-2, Argentina's two biggest clubs were due to have met in the decisive second leg on Saturday at River's Monumental stadium but the match was called off after several Boca players were hurt when their bus was pelted with rocks by River fans.

"It can't be that a River-Boca will not be played [there] because some people caused a disaster", he said.

CONMEBOL opened disciplinary proceedings earlier on Tuesday against the River Plate fans who attacked the Boca Juniors bus.

Dominguez, the Conmebol president, said: "The conditions to play in Argentina are not right".

'It would also be a further opportunity to give worldwide visibility in Genoa at this time of difficulty and to renew the profound sense of friendship that historically unites us with those societies'.

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