Copa Libertadores final, Boca vs. River Plate postponed

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The first leg of the eagerly anticipated Copa Libertadores final between bitter rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at La Bombonera on Saturday has been postponed due to heavy rain and an unplayable pitch.

Torrential rain in Buenos Aires saw the pitch at Boca’s stadium take on huge amounts of water, as CONMEBOL took the decision to postpone the match.

“The final of the Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been suspended due to heavy rain in Buenos Aires.”

It has now been confirmed that the game will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

The flooding in Argentina’s capital city was widespread, and below is a look at the pitch just a few hours before kick off.