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Boca Juniors vs River Plate: first leg of Copa Libertadores final ends in thrilling draw

  • Boca Juniors vs River Plate: first leg of Copa Libertadores final ends in thrilling draw
    Boca forward Ramon Abila opened the scoring in the 34th minute at La Bombonera Stadium with a powerful left-footed shot into the top left corner. Boca Juniors vs River Plate: first leg of Copa Libertadores final ends in thrilling draw
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Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in the delayed first leg of the Copa Libertadores final.

Boca forward Ramon Abila opened the scoring in the 34th minute at La Bombonera Stadium with a powerful left-footed shot into the top left corner. 

River striker Lucas Pratto equalized two minutes later, sending the ball into the bottom left corner. Forward Dario Benedetto then made it 2-1 to Boca with a header in first-half stoppage time before Boca defender Carlos Izquierdoz scored an own-goal in the 61st minute. 

It's the first time the two Argentine teams have met in the final of South America's equivalent of the Champions League and the he match was postponed on Saturday because torrential rain flooded the stadium. 

The second leg is at River's Monumental de Nunez stadium on 24 November. 

Boca Juniors XI: Rossi; Jara, Izquierdoz, Magallan, Olaza; Nandez, Barrios, Pablo Pérez; Villa, Abila, Pavón.
River Plate XI: Armani; Montiel, Maidana, Martínez Quarta, Pinola, Casco; Perez, Palacios, Martínez; Santos Borre, Pratto.

 
This two-legged final is being tilted as the biggest tie in the history of this great fixture.