River Plate vs Boca Juniors return leg postponed for second day running

Maradona blames Argentine President for violence ahead of River Boca match

Maradona blames Argentine President for violence ahead of River Boca match

Now, the Guardian report that the final is officially off once more, with CONMEBOL president Alejandro Domínguez declaring that the "equal" conditions Boca had demanded in a statement could not be guaranteed.

On Saturday, the game between Boca and their arch rivals River Plate was suspended after violence aimed at the Boca team bus left members of their squad unable to play.

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona has blamed president Mauricio Macri for the fan violence that postponed the Copa Libertadores final between his former team Boca Juniors and River Plate, accusing him of "fooling people".

It did so after representatives from Boca argued that playing the game so soon after Saturday's attack would be unfair.

Boca also said it wants CONMEBOL to consider River's disqualification from the tournament because of the ugly scenes near the Monumental de Nunez stadium.

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The decision was made a day after Boca players were injured in an attack on their team bus by River fans. Away supporters have been banned from football matches in Argentina since 2013 because of recurring violence.

Pandemonium reigned at the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final yesterday morning (Singapore time), causing the match to be postponed.

The first leg on November 11 ended 2-2 at Boca's La Bombonera Stadium.

"We want immediate action from the authorities and will help to identify, capture and prosecute those responsible".

It was due to take place on Saturday, but after an initial two-hour delay for the kick-off, the match was postponed until Sunday.

Bus attack postpones South American soccer final
The delay was announced after Boca players were hurt when their bus was attacked on its way into the stadium, organizers said. The effect was twofold. "I have asked the inspectors to act quickly, to make it possible for the game to be played", he said.

"The board of CONMEBOL has taken the decision that there is no equality of conditions. I understand [CONMEBOL] are under a lot of pressure", he said.

River fans had already taken their seats in El Monumental stadium this evening when the news came through that the game had been cancelled once more.

Three years ago, a last-16 Copa tie between River and Boca at the latter's La Bombonera ground was abandoned at half-time after Boca fans attacked the River players with pepper spray in the tunnel.

This is the only sure question, that the game will be played, especially seeing that there will need to be a victor to participate in the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

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