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Boca wants Copa Libertadores final suspension after attack

By The News · 25 of November 2018 16:16:26
Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors waits with his team on the pitch of the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium after the final soccer match of the Copa Libertadores was rescheduled for Sunday, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. The match was rescheduled after the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players was attacked by River Plate fans, injuring several players including Perez. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello), No available, Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors waits with his team on the pitch of the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium after the final soccer match of the Copa Libertadores was rescheduled for Sunday, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. The match was rescheduled after the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players was attacked by River Plate fans, injuring several players including Perez. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors has requested the suspension of the Copa Libertadores final against River Plate, which is currently set to be played later Sunday.

The second leg of the final was postponed 24 hours to Sunday after Boca players were injured when their bus was attacked by River fans on Saturday.

Boca said in a statement that it had asked South American soccer body CONMEBOL to suspend the game because the two Buenos Aires teams would not play under equal conditions after the attack.

Boca also said it wants River to be punished after the attack near the Monumental de Nunez stadium.

On Saturday CONMEBOL doctors said there were no medical reasons to suspend the match. CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez disagreed and accepted the postponement 10 minutes before kickoff.

Boca and River drew 2-2 in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final two weeks ago.

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