Out of control River supporters treated by Argentine Police
Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at rioting River Plate fans after thousands fill the streets of Buenos Aires to celebrate historic Copa Libertadores triumph over bitter rivals Boca Juniors
Thousands of River Plate supporters took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Sunday night to celebrate their team’s historic Copa Libertadores triumph over bitter rivals Boca Juniors.
But there were unsavoury scenes as police were forced to fire baton rounds and volleys of tear gas when some River fans rioted later in the evening.
Though the second leg of the final was played some 6,200 miles away in Madrid because of security concerns, Argentina ground to a standstill to watch River’s 3-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
It was enough to give River a 5-3 aggregate success and prompted an outbreak of wild celebrations in the Argentine capital.
River Plate supporters clashed with riot police in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires as celebrations to mark their Copa Libertadores win over bitter rivals Boca Juniors got out of hand later in the evening
Police on motorbikes fire off a round of rubber bullets as they attempt to keep rioting supporters under control
Fans hurled rocks, bottles and other missiles at lines of riot police as tensions were raised on the streets of the capital
Two supporters wearing the red and white colours of River Plate are arrested by police during clashes in Buenos Aires