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Live Reporting

Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Thanks for joining me this evening. The return leg at River's Monumental stadium is scheduled to be played on November 24, in front of full house of 67,000.

    I can't wait for that one.

    If you've not had enough of a football fix and fancy a bit of Celta Vigo v Real Madrid, AC Milan v Juventus and Monaco v PSG, join my colleagues Patrick Jennings and Neil Johnson here.

    Goodbye.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    And that is that. We're halfway there and it's all square.

  3. YELLOW CARD

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    In answer to my last question, maybe not. But guess what? There is time for another booking.

    And it's Boca's Carlos Tevez for a cynical foul in midfield. Apparently it's called taking one for the team. If he'd been booked for diving a few minutes back he'd be off now.

  4. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    We're well into five minutes of added time here. Will there be time for a winner?

  5. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    So good a moment ago, Boca forward Carlos Tevez has just thrown himself to the ground like he's on an army exercise.

    Not a good look Carlos.

  6. GREAT SAVE!

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Boca could and should have won this. Carlos Tevez escapes and shows he's lost none of his vision with a perfect ball to Dario Benedetto.

    He's six maybe eight yards from goal at best, but the Boca forward can't find a finish and Franco Armani brilliantly saves.

  7. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Uruguay midfielder Nahitan Nandez goes down convinced he should have a free-kick from a tussle with Bruno Zuculini but that goes the other way. Cue a look of total astonishment from the Boca man.

  8. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Both teams have now used all three changes. But River look the fresher of the sides as they control possession inside the Boca half.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    it looks like the magnitude of the game and a heavier pitch than normal have taken their toll on Boca defender Leonardo Jara.

    He looks to have a cramp and wanders off the pitch in a touch of discomfort as Julio Buffarini replaces him.

  10. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Carlos Tevez finally arrives at the party, but that's not the entrance he'd have wanted.

    The former Manchester City and Juventus forward connects with one from distance but it veers well wide of the River goal.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Another change for River, their final one of the match as Gonzalo Martinez is replaced by Juan Quintero.

  12. YELLOW CARD

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Of all the things to get booked for Rafael Borre goes into the referee's notebook. I'm not sure if that was for an incident at a set-piece or just a touch of dissent.

    Either way the 23-year-old will now miss the second leg of this final.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Here comes a second change for River Plate. Midfielder Bruno Zuculini is on for Enzo Nicolás Perez.

    Ignacio Fernandez replaced Lucas Martinez Quarta earlier for the visitors.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    There's a huge cheer to greet a certain Carlos Tevez as he replaces Sebastian Villa for Boca.

    Can he make the difference?

  15. YELLOW CARD

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Now it's Milton Casco in the book. He goes right though the back of Boca's Nahitan Nandez and knows exactly what to expect.

  16. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-2 River Plate

    Exequiel Palacios comes forward and mashes one from distance as River Plate go searching for a third goal.

    But that's so wayward, the ball lands in a a different postcode. I'm assuming they have them in Buenos Aires.

  17. GOAL - Boca Juniors 2-2 Rover Plate

    Carlos Izquierdoz og

    Lucas Pratto wheels off claiming this for River but it's definitely an og not that Carlos Izquierdoz will particularly want to be credited with it.

    It comes from another swinging free-kick that River can't deal with and just flicks off the 30-year-old defender who gets caught under the ball.

  18. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-1 River Plate

    That was scorchio as Milton Casco does his best to disprove my last entry.

    The River Plate wing-back steps on to a ball 30-yards from the Boca goal and absolutely thrashes his shot towards goal but it's just over.

  19. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-1 River Plate

    Some more work for the Boca keeper Agustin Rossi. But he has no problem collecting a Gonzalo Montiel's low cross.

    River seem to have lost their cutting edge at the moment.

  20. Post update

    Boca Juniors 2-1 River Plate

    Wonderful cross field pass from Milton Casco as River begin another raid forward but that's dreadful from Gonzalo Montiel. The midfielder looks up and then over hits his cross by a good 20 yards.

    Nobody is getting on the end of that.