The Boca Juniors team bus been pelted with missiles and affected by police tear gas by fans of rivals River Plate ahead of the two teams’ Copa Libertadores final in Buenos Aires, triggering fears the game may not be played at all.
Fans can be seen launching the missiles, mainly beer cans among other objects as the Boca team bus makes its way to El Monumental Stadium, the home of arch rivals River Plate ahead of their final second leg on Saturday.
Boca’s bus has been attacked on the way in. Video shows the driver’s window smashed. Police fired tear gas to clear the crowd, and it drifted inside. Players apparently affected by it. https://t.co/xnR2PzaBEL
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) November 24, 2018
Numerous windows of the bus were smashed, including the driver’s and players inside the vehicle were affected by tear gas used by police to disperse the offending fans drifted inside the coach.
Star players such as Carlos Tevez were affected by the gas and now there are serious fears over whether the match will be played.
Everything is all square going into he final 2nd leg after the first installment finished 2-2 at Boca Juniors’ home stadium La Bombonera.