Copa Libertadores final first leg between Boca Junior and River Plate postponed

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Tom Farmery For Mail Online
  Published:
13:37 EST, 10 November 2018
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Updated:
13:58 EST, 10 November 2018
The first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed after heavy rain flooded the pitch at La Bombonera.The meeting of the two powerhouses of Argentinian football is about to kick off at 8pm local time in Buenos Aires. It was then suggested that the kick-off could be moved to 10pm before a decision.
    The pitch at La Bombonera was flooded by heavy rain on Saturday afternoon
    The pitch was deemed unplayable by the officials who have moved the game to Sunday
    A photographer braves the conditions as he collects his equipment from the side of the pitchFifa's official Twitter account confirmed the news on Saturday afternoon. 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, 'the statement read.'The first leg has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 11 at 4pm local time.' The first leg of the final has been built up in the days leading up to the clash. The fiercest rivalry in Argentinian football was set to take a new turn in the final. Between them Boca and River have competed in 15 previous finals of the Copa Libertadores, but never against each other. The second leg of the final is due to be played on Saturday, November 24 at River Plate's El Monumental.
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