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Conmebol: 1st leg of Boca Juniors-River Plate CL final will be played Sunday

Boca Juniors fans arrive at La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 11, 2018, for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between arch-rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. EPA-EFE FILE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

Boca Juniors fans arrive at La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 11, 2018, for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between arch-rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. EPA-EFE FILE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

EFE

The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) said Sunday that officials led by Chilean referee Roberto Tobar inspected La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires and gave the go-ahead for arch-rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate to play the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final.

On Saturday, Conmebol, South American soccer’s governing body, suspended the match due to heavy rain in the Argentine capital.

The first leg was originally scheduled for Saturday at 5:00 pm at Boca’s La Bombonera Stadium but instead will be played at the same venue on Sunday afternoon.

“The inspection carried out concluded that the field at La Bombonera meets the conditions for the contest, which will start at 4:00 pm,” Conmebol said in a Twitter post.

Sunday’s game will be the arch-rivals’ first-ever match-up in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club soccer tournament.

The second leg of the series will be played at River Plate’s Monumental Stadium on Nov. 24.


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