Riots in Argentina after Boca Juniors bus is attacked

The Boca Juniors team bus leaves their hotel

An attack on the Boca Juniors team bus by River Plate fans left Boca players coughing and teary eyed amid the glass of smashed windows ahead of the Argentine giants' "superclasico" Copa Libertadores final second leg on Saturday.

The final is finely poised at 2-2 after the first leg two weeks ago.

It's been said that several other members of the Boca squad have been caught up in the violent melee and were vomiting, as well as the driver allegedly passing out.

South American football's governing body (CONMEBOL) twice rescheduled the kick-off in the hope of getting the game played but with a capacity 62,000 crowd waiting for the players to emerge they eventually chose to postpone the final.

It may also be that the president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, a former president of Boca, had reasons to get the game played: he will host the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, starting on Thursday.

Fans reacted angrily after initially being told the game would go ahead on Saturday, though later than planned. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first United Kingdom interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE.

River later announced the match had been suspended and would take place at 8pm on Sunday.

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It is the first time ever it has been contested by two Argentine sides.

According to TyC Sports, Perez was sent to a hospital via an ambulance after suffering cuts to his arm, while one of his eyes had splinters in it from the shattered window glass.

The reporter claims Boca are now saying they are in no position to play the game due to the injured parties needing medical treatment at hospital.

Television pictures from the entrance to the Boca dressing room showed many players and staff seemingly affected by the gas.

The Copa Libertadores final between historic rivals from Argentina, Boca Juniors and River Plate, was never going to be smooth sailing.

"The players are all hurt, you can't play this way", Christian Gribaudo, Boca's secretary general, said in quotes reported by Clarin, with the club asking doctors to examine the players. The game was abandoned two hours and twenty minutes after it should have kicked off amid serious violence outside the ground, after the Boca team bus had been attacked as it approached River's l Monumental home.

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