Boca Juniors lose CAS appeal over 2018 Libertadores final

first_img Loading… The legal fallout from the violence surrounding the 2018 Copa Libertadores final ended on Tuesday with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ordering River Plate to play two matches behind closed doors. CAS that it “considered that the appropriate sanction to be imposed on River Plate for the bus attack was two matches behind closed doors, to be applied to River Plate’s next two home matches in the Copa Libertadores.” Read Also: Barcelona star continues road to recovery on injured knee After River won 3-1 to take the title 5-3 on aggregate, Boca resumed their demand that they be handed the title. The South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) rejected Boca’s argument but ordered River to play two games in the Copa behind closed doors. Boca appealed to CAS. CAS however backed CONMEBOL, saying that “the disqualification of River Plate from the 2018 Copa Libertadores … would have been excessive”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The ruling means River will have to play two more matches in an empty ground after already being hit with the same sanction in last year’s tournament, in which they again reached the final only to lose to Brazil’s Flamengo. River fans attacked the team bus of visiting Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors before the second leg of the continental final in November 2018, throwing rocks that broke the windows and injured some players. The match was cancelled and, with Boca demanding a walkover, was rescheduled in Madrid.Advertisement Promoted ContentMost Beloved First Ladies Of All TimeMost Amazing Advanced Robots That Will Change Our WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian ActressesThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img

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