Wild Scenes As Bus Attack Has Soccer Players Vomiting In The Change Rooms
Fans have attacked a rival team’s bus on its way to the Copa Libertadores final, leaving players in hospital, the match abandoned and riots overtaking Buenos Aires.
The second leg of the continental cup final was postponed after the 'Boca Juniors' team bus was attacked by 'River Plate' fans en route to the stadium that has since been closed by city council.
Several players reportedly needed medical attention after missiles, rocks and pieces of wood were thrown at the bus, smashing windows.
Some were also affected by tear gas and pepper spray used to disperse the crowds, with footage showing team players vomiting in the Boca change room.
The president of CONMEBOL made the announcement to postpone the game until 5pm Sunday local time (7am Monday AEST) 10 minutes before the final was supposed to start on Saturday.
But it was not before hours of confusion, with CONMEBOL initially delaying kickoff for an hour, then later postponing it for two hours.
The stadium has since been closed by the city council, leaving tomorrow's rescheduled game at odds.
The Copa Libertadores is the most prestigious club competition in South America -- on par with the Champions League in Europe.
The first leg of the final was played three weeks ago and ended 2-2.
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