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River Plate vs Boca Juniors: how and where to watch: times, tv, online

All the information you need on how and where to watch the first leg of the Copa Libertadores 2019 semi-final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.

River Plate vs Boca Juniors: how and where to watch: times, tv, online

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River Plate vs Boca Juniors: preview

In a repeat of last year’s final, local rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors square off in the semi-final of South America’s continental competition.

Pre-match violence before the second leg of the 2018 final, which saw the Boca Juniors team bus attacked on route to River's Monumental stadium, prompted the match to be cancelled, and the fixture moved to Madrid. River went on to win that game at the Santiago Bernabéu 3-1, which brought the score to 5-3 on aggregate after 2-2 draw in the first leg. 

Both sides will hope that such violent scenes will not be repeated as they prepare to meet again at the El Monumental, where the home side will be without Leonardo Ponzio and Juan Fernando Quintero through injury, while Lucas Pratto and Nicolas De La Cruz have been deemed fit enough to be included in the match day squad. The visitors have no serious injury worries ahead of the game, where they will hope veterans Daniele De Rossi and Carlos Tevez will lead the team through a difficult away fixture.

The winner of this two-leg tie will face a final against either Gremio or Flamengo, the two Brazilian rivals that make up the other semi-final of the Copa Libertadores 2019.

What time does the River Plate vs Boca Juniors game kick off?

The 2019 Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors will kick off at El Monumental, Buenos Aires, on Monday, October 1, 2019 at the local time of 21:30 (02:30 on Tuesday, October 2, in Central Europe or 01:30 in the UK).

That’s 20:30 in New York; 19:30 in Dallas; and 17:30 in Los Angeles.

Find out here what time the game gets underway where you are in the world.

Where can I watch River Plate vs Boca Juniors?

You can check here which television channels and online platforms will be showing the River Plate vs Boca Juniors game in your country (this game is not available in the UK).

For example:

United States: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español, Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS

Spain: DAZN Spain (online only).

River Plate vs Boca Juniors live on AS English

You can also follow the action at El Monumental with our very own inimitable live coverage, right here on AS English.