Footage From Inside Boca Juniors' Dressing Room Is Very Distressing

Footage From Inside Boca Juniors' Dressing Room Is Very Distressing

Things got wild when a Boca team-bus tried to wind its way through the streets of Buenos Aires en route to the stadium amid a sea of River Plate fans, who hurled projectiles at the vehicle as it sped past.

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The full document read: "I'm writing to you to inform about today's incidents in which Boca players suffered superficial skin injuries to their arms, legs, face and torso, with two players [those sent to hospital] reportedly suffering eye injuries which our medical team has not been able to confirm".

The rivalry is one of the biggest in football - with both sides originating from the La Boca neighbourhood before River relocated to a different district of Buenos Aires.

Having played November 11's first leg in the Bombonera in relative peace and tranquility, despite a 24-hour rain delay, all hell broke loose in the return. The bus was then subjected to a hail of objects, which succeeded in breaking at least three windows.

Boca players were left coughing and teary eyed after River fans pelted their team bus, smashing windows, with "pepper spray, sticks and stones" ahead of the Argentine giants' "superclasico" Libertadores title decider.

Former Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was one player affected by the tear gas.

He said: "We are not in condition to play".

As a result, CONMEBOL initially announced the game would kickoff at 6 p.m. local time, but TyC Sports reported just before 5:30 p.m. ET that the game had been postponed to Sunday. "But the truth is we're not in condition to play".

Local television stations said some players suffered cuts from the broken glass.

Common sense eventually prevailed and Boca's beleaguered players were spared the effort of recovering from tear gas poisoning to play in what has been described as the greatest show on earth after the third attempt to put the match back. They're forcing us to play it. But it is little solace to the supporters who eagerly awaited this showpiece final, in many cases spending thousands of dollars and travelling vast distances to see the action.

The showdown will now take place from 9pm GMT after River Plate fans caused chaos in Argentina.

With so much at stake, the consequences for the losers at Estadio El Monumental could be huge for Argentinian football.

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