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Boca Juniors, Guillermo Barros Schelotto part ways after Copa Libertadores loss

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.
River Plate players expressed that it felt weird playing their home leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Real Madrid's Bernabeu after they beat Boca Juniors 5-3 on aggregate.
Riot police clashed with fans throwing glass bottles and objects after River Plate won the Copa Libertadores final against rivals Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

Boca Juniors will not renew its contract with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto after losing to fierce rival River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final.

Boca lost the second leg 3-1 in extra time last Sunday in Madrid, and 5-3 on aggregate. It was the first Copa final between the Buenos Aires rivals.

"The best thing for Boca is to start the year making a change -- search for a new coaching staff and start all over from scratch," Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici said at a news conference on Friday.

Barros...

Police cancel planned Boca Juniors 'fan day' amid security concerns

Riot police clashed with fans throwing glass bottles and objects after River Plate won the Copa Libertadores final against rivals Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

Copa Libertadores runners-up Boca Juniors were forced to cancel a planned "fan day" on Wednesday after the Buenos Aires security ministry determined it was unsafe for them to gather in the club's stadium, La Bombonera.

The club had already sold tickets and the event was planned as a way to thank fans for their support. After a 2-2 draw in the Copa Libertadores first leg at La Bombonera, crosstown rival River Plate prevailed 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, winning on 5-3 on aggregate.

Sunday's second...

River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo staying at club amid Europe rumours

River Plate players expressed that it felt weird playing their home leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Real Madrid's Bernabeu after they beat Boca Juniors 5-3 on aggregate.

River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo has quashed speculation he may head to Europe next year by pledging to remain at Copa Libertadores winners River Plate at least until 2021.

After leading his side to their second Libertadores triumph in four seasons on Sunday, Gallardo said he was happy in Buenos Aires and had no plans to leave the Argentine club.

"We have a contract until 2021," Gallardo told a local radio station after River's 3-1 win over arch-rivals Boca Juniors in Madrid that gave them a...

Copa Libertadores final celebrations marred by violence in Buenos Aires

Two police officers were injured and at least 20 people arrested in Buenos Aires in the early hours of Monday as River Plate fans celebrated winning the Copa Libertadores.

Approximately 20,000 fans gathered at the Obelisk monument in Argentina's capital city on Sunday to celebrate their team's fourth Copa Libertadores title after beating rivals Boca Juniors.

After a 2-2 draw in the first leg at La Bombonera, River prevailed 3-1 after extra time in Madrid.

Back in Argentina, La Nacion newspaper reported...

River Plate-Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores final hailed as success by CONMEBOL president

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez hailed the rescheduled Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabeu as a success and praised Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for making it happen.

River lifted the South American equivalent of the Champions League for a fourth time by winning 3-1 in extra-time, coming from a goal down but dominating the extra period after Boca midfielder Wilmar Barrios was sent off.

Crucially, the second leg of the final between...