Marcelo Gallardo missed the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final as he is in the second leg of a four-match touchline suspension.
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Saturday's postponement only served to increase the tension; when the tie did begin, River and Boca provided a treat that sets up leg two perfectly.
This clash was billed as one of the biggest club matches of all-time as Boca Juniors and River Plate met in the Copa Libertadores final.
The first leg of the Copa Liberatadores between Argentina rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed due to heavy rains in Buenos Aires.
After 246 meetings, bitter rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will play in the Copa Libertadores final for the first time. Things could get testy.
A Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate is a dream. One team will win, one team will lose but the games will live on forever.
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate has always been about much more than the football, writes Wright Thompson in Buenos Aires.
From Japan to Oman, Boca Juniors have had 2,500 requests from media outlets around the world for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final.
While the Copa Libertadores highlights an all-Argentina final, the Copa Sudamericana semifinals feature teams from Brazil and Colombia.
The presidents of both Buenos Aires clubs made their decision on Monday, three days after Argentina's president said visiting fans would be allowed.
Macri initially said on Friday that visiting fans would be allowed, a call at odds with a 2013 ban in Argentine soccer regarding fan violence.
Earlier this week, Boca secured a first-ever Copa Libertadores final against River Plate.
Among all the South American derbies, why does Boca Juniors vs. River Plate stand out? No doubt it's their clear and contrasting identities.
Boca Juniors will face arch rivals River Plate in the final of South America's Copa Libertadores for the first time after a 2-2 draw with Palmeiras.
In tight, home and away knockout clashes, the fireworks are often reserved for the second match -- and that is the way it looks in the Copa Lib.
Palmeiras head back to Brazil stunned by a 2-0 loss to Boca Juniors, while Gremio snatched a 1-0 victory over River Plate.
It has been reported that Spurs have agreed personal terms with Wilmar Barrios' reps but sources have told ESPN FC that there have been no talks.
While Real Madrid wobble and tremble, South America is in the process of crowning a champion who will travel in confidence to the Club World Cup.
Cruzeiro's Dede made headlines for all the wrong reasons again, allowing Boca Juniors passage to the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
Boca Juniors beat Cruzeiro on Wednesday in a match that saw Dede sent off. Meanwhile, Independiente and River Plate played to a scoreless draw.
Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto left Carlos Tevez in the stands in the 0-0 draw at Huracan, having benched the forward in the previous round.
South America is producing as much talent as ever, but as Barcelona-Boca Juniors showed, the continent's domestic leagues have fallen way behind.
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