Saturday , September 24 2022

We had been killed: Perez


Boca Juniors captain Pablo Perez says he would have had his life if the second leg of the Copa Libertadores was allowed to go ahead.

The match was pushed back to Sunday after the Boca bus pelted with rocks as it arrived at the ground.

A further postponement means the destiny of the fixture is uncertain and officials from Conmebol, Boca and River are all meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay on Tuesday to discuss a new date – and potentially location.

Carlos Tevez insisted at the time that Boca, who drew the first leg 2-2, were in no fit state to play and Perez says the fear, as much as the injuries, was a factor in the team's irrelevance to play.

"I can not play on a pitch where I know I could die," he said. "How can you play on a pitch where there is no security? What if we played and won? Who was us out there?

"The people were crazy before going in. Imagine if we won their pitch, turned them over their home ground, what happened? They had killed me. And I have three daughters, my lady … my eldest daughter hugged me when I got home and she was crying. "

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