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Attack on Boca Juniors’ bus postpones Copa Libertadores soccer final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Copa Libertadores final was postponed Sunday after Boca Juniors players were injured when their bus was attacked by River Plate fans.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez announced the decision Saturday, 10 minutes before the final was supposed to start.

Dominguez met with club directors and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

Boca players were injured in their bus just five streets from River’s Monumental de Nunez Stadium when rocks and pieces of wood thrown by River supporters shattered the windows.

Some were also affected by tear gas and pepper spray used by police to quell the violence.

CONMEBOL initially delayed the kickoff of the second leg for an hour, then postponed it for 2 hours, 15 minutes to 7:15 p.m. local time.

The first leg of the Copa Libertadores final was played three weeks ago and ended 2-2.

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