The 36 hours that shamed Argentine football
Saturday’s fixture between River Plate and Boca Juniors was going to be the biggest club match in the 127-year history of Argentine football.
But it is yet to take place.
The biggest club match in the world this year and, after a 2-2 draw in the first leg, was tantalisingly poised.
For once, the Copa Libertadores final was getting worldwide attention from fans salivating at the prospect of two of the bitterest rivals in world football taking each other on for the right to own South America again.
Whichever way you looked at it, the occasion could not fail to deliver excitement, drama and a story that would be talked about for years.