Boca Juniors v River Plate: Match postponed because of heavy rain

Fans shelter from the rain at Boca's La Bombonera stadium
The match was postponed after heavy rain fell for nearly 12 hours in Buenos Aires

The first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Argentina's Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed because of heavy rain and flooding.

Both sides play in Buenos Aries where nearly 12 hours of rain left Boca's La Bombonera pitch waterlogged.

The game has been rescheduled for Sunday at 19:00 GMT

The two fierce rivals are facing each other in the final of South America's equivalent of the Champions League for the first time.

Away fans are banned from both matches for safety reasons, with the second leg taking place at River's El Monumental stadium on November 24.

Photographer takes picture of waterlogged pitch at Boca's La Bombonera stadium.
Boca Juniors fan in the rain
Riot police shelter from the rain outside Boca's La Bombonera stadium
Boca Juniors fan in the rain

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