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Copa Libertadores final, Boca vs. River Plate postponed

Boca Juniors v Tigre - Superliga 2018/19

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER 03: Fans of Boca Juniors cheer for their team during a match between Boca Juniors and Tigre as part of Superliga 2018/19 at Estadio Alberto J. Armando on November 3, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

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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.

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