Boca win high-risk clash to go clear in Argentina :depress:
BUENOS AIRES, April 14 (Reuters) - Boca Juniors went three points clear at the top of the Argentine championship with a 2-0 away win over Chacarita Juniors on Wednesday.
The rearranged fixture was originally due to be played on March 14 but was postponed by a judge at one week's notice because of security fears in the wake of past violence between the rival supporters.
Wednesday's match went off peacefully amid tight security before an 18,000 crowd.
Around 1,300 police were on duty in the stadium, schools in the vicinity were closed and roads near the ground were also shut, creating huge traffic jams in the area on a weekday afternoon.
The last meeting between the two sides in August was abandoned in the second half as opposing fans clashed at Boca's Bombonera stadium, injuring more than 80 people. There was also trouble at a friendly between the sides in 1999.
Argentine soccer has long been plagued by fan violence with gangs of so-called "barras bravas" clashing in and outside stadiums, sometimes with fatal victims.
On the field, the rivalry was less intense in a match which brought together the top and bottom teams in the 20-team championship.
Boca dominated the game and cruised to victory with second-half goals by striker Franco Cangele -- standing in for Guillermo Barros Schelotto who was not fully fit -- and midfielder Javier Villareal.
Boca, unbeaten after nine games, went three points clear of Talleres with 23 points. Chacarita, who have yet to win, remained rooted to the bottom with four points.