Saturday's postponement only served to increase the tension; when the tie did begin, River and Boca provided a treat that sets up leg two perfectly.
This clash was billed as one of the biggest club matches of all-time as Boca Juniors and River Plate met in the Copa Libertadores final.
The first leg of the Copa Liberatadores between Argentina rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed due to heavy rains in Buenos Aires.
River Plate take on Boca Junios in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday and one Argentinian couple have marked the showdown in a unique way.
After 246 meetings, bitter rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will play in the Copa Libertadores final for the first time. Things could get testy.
A Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate is a dream. One team will win, one team will lose but the games will live on forever.
From Japan to Oman, Boca Juniors have had 2,500 requests from media outlets around the world for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final.
While the Copa Libertadores highlights an all-Argentina final, the Copa Sudamericana semifinals feature teams from Brazil and Colombia.
The presidents of both Buenos Aires clubs made their decision on Monday, three days after Argentina's president said visiting fans would be allowed.
Argentine side River Plate were confirmed as Copa Libertadores finalists on Saturday after CONMEBOL threw out an appeal by Gremio.
Macri initially said on Friday that visiting fans would be allowed, a call at odds with a 2013 ban in Argentine soccer regarding fan violence.
Considering the financial advantage that Brazilian teams enjoy over the rest of CONMEBOL, it's incredible that they have missed another Copa final.
Earlier this week, Boca secured a first-ever Copa Libertadores final against River Plate.
Among all the South American derbies, why does Boca Juniors vs. River Plate stand out? No doubt it's their clear and contrasting identities.
Boca Juniors will face arch rivals River Plate in the final of South America's Copa Libertadores for the first time after a 2-2 draw with Palmeiras.
CONMEBOL said on Wednesday it will look into coach Marcelo Gallardo's actions during River Plate's Copa Libertadores win against Gremio.
After a VAR review, a late goal on a penalty and 14 minutes of stoppage time, River Plate booked their ticket to the Copa Libertadores final.
In tight, home and away knockout clashes, the fireworks are often reserved for the second match -- and that is the way it looks in the Copa Lib.
Palmeiras head back to Brazil stunned by a 2-0 loss to Boca Juniors, while Gremio snatched a 1-0 victory over River Plate.
While Real Madrid wobble and tremble, South America is in the process of crowning a champion who will travel in confidence to the Club World Cup.
Facebook bought the television rights for the 2019-2022 Copa Libertadores on Friday, adding to a growing list of football events in their portfolio.
Cruzeiro's Dede made headlines for all the wrong reasons again, allowing Boca Juniors passage to the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
Juan Fernando Quintero is having a comeback year of sorts, and his heroics helped beat Independiente and earn a semifinal date with Gremio.
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