Boca Juniors vs. River Plate: ‘Sick’ fans force ‘Superclásico’ abandonment


At the latest edition of the “Superclásico”, four River Plate players were hospitalized after they were sprayed with an irritant by fans of rivals Boca.

In the ensuing chaos, the Libertadores Cup last-16 second-leg tie was called off.

“We will accept the responsibility that we have but, I don’t think the players are responsible,” Boca president Daniel Angelici told reporters in a news conference.

The match was goalless when it was abandoned roughly an hour after the attack. River had led the two-legged tie 1-0 after last week’s first match.

Players Leonardo Ponzio and Leonel Vangioni along with Matias Kranevitter and Ramires Funes Mori were the quartet of players hospitalized.