Two Boca Juniors Fans Murder River Plate Supporter After Copa Libertadores Final

Two Boca Juniors fans have been accused of murdering a River Plate fan after the 2018 Copa Libertadores final.

Rival supporters attacked Exequiel Aarón Neris, 21, in the Misiones province in Argentina.

Clarín (via Marca) reports that the River Plate fan was assaulted and stabbed in his left leg. It would prove to be a fatal wound, with the blade cutting his femoral artery.

It is added that Neris received medical attention at the scene, but he would tragically pass away at the hospital.

However, the 21-year-old was able to speak with his mother, Lucía Ramona Neris, before he died.

"I'm dying, I'm dying, they attacked me for celebrating the result, because I'm a River fan," he told her.

Credit: AS
Credit: AS

Lucía, 47, has spoken out about her son's death, according to Diario de Misiones.

"They killed my son, he was just walking, he had surgery and three nails in one leg after a motorcycle crash a few months ago," she explained.

"They attacked him, even though he was hardly walking.

"They hurt him like a defenceless dog."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

River Plate secured a memorable 3-1 win over Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Juan Quintero would break the deadlock between the two sides after he scored with a stunning strike in extra-time.

Before the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final last month, River Plate supporters had attacked Boca Juniors' bus.

Featured Image Credit: Clarín/AS

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