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10th Nov 2018

Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate called off to the waterlogged pitch

Torrential downpour in Buenos Aires has meant that match officials have had to suspend the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final until tomorrow

Reuben Pinder

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.

Weather permitting, the match will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4pm local time, which is 7pm gMT.

Even if the pitch were playable, fans would need canoes to watch the game without standing in knee-deep rain water in the stands.

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.

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 Supercl√°sicos before.