Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate called off to the waterlogged pitch
It has been chucking it down in Buenos Aires
The first leg of the Copa Libertadores final has been suspended due to a waterlogged pitch at La Bombonera.
After torrential downpour in the Argentine capital, match officials inspected the pitch several times throughout the day and concluded that it was unplayable.
And by "heavy rain", they mean HEAVY RAIN! 😳
Insane conditions in Buenos Aires ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/l37SQTjubC
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 10, 2018
Weather permitting, the match will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4pm local time, which is 7pm gMT.
Por motivos de fuerza mayor el partido queda suspendido para mañana, domingo 11 de noviembre a las 16:00 h.
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) November 10, 2018
Even if the pitch were playable, fans would need canoes to watch the game without standing in knee-deep rain water in the stands.
Se puede jugar tranquilamente (?). Lo dice el mismo que afirmó que Zuculini estaba habilitado, que Wanchope no debía fechas, etc, etc, etc... pic.twitter.com/xV75EYk8le
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) November 10, 2018
Given that most of the stadium is not covered, it's a wise decision to call the whole thing off to ensure the safety of both the players and the fans.
Unusually good pitch-inspection technique from the Boca-River referee here pic.twitter.com/0YJlar3zVU
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) November 10, 2018
The hotly anticipated tw0-legged final between arch rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate had piqued the interest of football fans all over the globe, who will no doubt be disappointed by the news.
While you're waiting until tomorrow for the game, why not try your luck at our quiz on famous Argentinians to have played in Superclásicos before.