Copa Libertadores last match between Boca Junior and River Plate postponed as heavy rain La Bombonera field floods in Buenos Aires The first leg of the Copa Libertadores final was moved to Sunday Boca Juniors and River Plate were meant to play each other on Saturday night. at La Bombonera on Saturday afternoon was flooded by heavy rain showers Two hours before the kickoff was decided to postpone the game 24 hours.

Tom Farmery for Mailonline

Published:
13:37 EST, November 10, 2018

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updated:
13:58 EST, November 10, 2018

The first stage of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed after heavy rain overflowing on the field in La Bombonera. The meeting of the two powerhouses of Argentine football had to start at 20.00 local time in Buenos Aires. It was then suggested that the kick-off could be moved to 22:00 before a decision was made to put the fixture back to Sunday.

The field of La Bombonera was flooded on Saturday afternoon due to persistent heavy rainfall

The field was deemed unplayable by the officials who moved the game to Sunday

A photographer defies the circumstances as he gathers his equipment from the side of the pitchFifa's official Twitter account and confirmed the news on Saturday afternoon. & # 39; The opening match of the CONMEBOL Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed due to heavy rain showers in Buenos Aires, & # 39; according to the statement. & # 39; The first leg has now been moved to Sunday, November 11 at 16:00 local time. & # 39; The first stage of the final was built up in the days preceding the clash. The fiercest rivalry in Argentine football would take a new turn as both sides were ready to meet each other for the first time in the final. Between them, Boca and River have fought each other in 15 previous finals of the Copa Libertadores, but never. The second stage of the final must be played on Saturday, November 24 in River Plate's El Monumental.
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