Footage From Inside Boca Juniors' Dressing Room Is Very Distressing

Footage From Inside Boca Juniors' Dressing Room Is Very Distressing

Footage From Inside Boca Juniors' Dressing Room Is Very Distressing

The South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) initially delayed the kick-off twice, before deciding to postpone.

Several Boca players were injured after River Plate fans pelted their bus with missiles as it arrived at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires.

This caused the windows of the coach to smash, and meant that when the police attempted to control the crowds by firing tear gas and using pepper spray, which began to affect the Boca players.

"They were throwing pepper gas, stones, everything", Clarin website quoted Juan Carlos Crespi, a member of the Boca delegation, as saying.

"We're in no condition (to play)", Boca forward Carlos Tevez told reporters shortly before the match was suspended.

Reports said Boca's Pablo Perez and Gonzalo Lamardo had been taken by ambulance to hospital, the former with slivers of broken glass in his eyes and the latter a cut on his head.

Boca players including Carlos Tevez expressed their reluctance to play on. They are forcing us to play the game.

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"We have three companions who are not physically well".

Coates claims the game could be played in midweek, behind closed doors - despite the huge interest the tie generates around the world.

And a video has emerged showing the scenes from inside Boca's dressing room and it's very distressing.

The final is finely poised at 2-2 after the first leg two weeks ago.

In an open training session, 50,000 passionate Boca fans packed into their home venue, to cheer up the players for the last time before this weekend's clash in River Plate's ground, since away supporters in Argentina are banned from attending the match.

The rivalry is one of the biggest in football - with both sides originating from the La Boca neighbourhood before River relocated to a different district of Buenos Aires.

Information from Reuters and the Associated Press was used in this story.

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