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50,000 attend Boca Juniors open training session before River Plate second leg

Boca Juniors' decision to hold an open training session ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against River Plate backfired on Thursday when authorities closed the ground for exceeding spectator limits.

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Boca Juniors' decision to hold an open training session ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against River Plate backfired on Thursday when authorities closed the ground for exceeding spectator limits. (Source: REUTERS)

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Some 50,000 fans packed into the famous Bombonera ground to see the players train for Saturday's clash in Buenos Aires, Argentina with their arch rivals and thousands more were locked outside. (Source: Reuters)

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Carlos Tevez, center, of Argentina's Boca Juniors was embraced by a fan that entered in the field during the training session. (AP)

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Boca conceded it had been a misjudgement. "There were more people than suitable," Boca president Daniel Angelici told the TyC Sports channel. Lots of people were left outside, we went too far and they have closed the stadium." (Source: Reuters)

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

This weekend's match between Argentina's two biggest clubs - known as the Superclasico - is almost as much about the fans as the players. The threat of chaos, both on and off the field, is omnipresent. (Source: Reuters)

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

It is the first time Argentina's two biggest clubs have met in the final of the Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League. (Reuters)

Boca Juniors vs River Plate

The two Buenos Aires teams drew the first leg 2-2 at the Bombonera on Nov. 11 and away fans will again be banned for deciding second leg of the final. (Source: Reuters)