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Copa Libertadores Final Suspended After Boca Bus Attack

The Copa Libertadores final second leg was suspended in absurd conditions after Boca Juniors' team bus was left almost crushed and two players sent to medical centre following an ambush by River Plate fans.

The clash between River and Boca at the Monumental hoped to proceed over two and a half hours after the original kick-off time, before CONMEBOL finally opted to reschedule amid widespread confusion and conflicting reports.

Tensions have been high around the Argentine capital Buenos Aires for weeks since it was affirmed that the two arch-rivals would meet in a two-legged decider match .

Some, at that point, were diminished when the opening clash, a 2-2 draw in Boca's Bombonera, passed off moderately without incident, despite a 24-hour delay because of the rain.

At the point Boca's squad made their way to the Monumental for the return match on Saturday, however, all hell broke loose.

Carlos Tevez and his team-mates were welcomed by a hail of bottles and other missiles from River fans in the streets encompassing the stadium which broke the glass of Boca's coach.

Police efforts to scatter the troublemakers only made matters worse, as tear gas fired by authorities made its way through the broken windows and seriously affected the players in the bus.

Boca eventually arrived at the Monumental in their half-destroyed vehicle, where several squad members showed signs of injury or sickness related to the serious occurrence outside.

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