Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez refuses to shake hands with Copa Libertadores rival — because he supports River Plate

Boca were preparing to face Colombian side Atletico Junior in a crunch Copa Libertadores clash.

Before kick-off, players from both sides performed the usual ritual of shaking hands with the opposition.

However Tevez, last in line for Boca, rejected Junior captain Teo's —  full name Teofilio Gutierrez — outstretched hand.

The pair's feud dates back to November 2016 when, playing for Rosario Central, Teo hit an equaliser at the Bombonera and celebrated by making a gesture to the crowd, indicating his love for arch-rivals, River.

Fuming, Boca players reacted and Ricardo Centurion pushed him to the ground.

Both men were later sent off, and Tevez — who has never hidden his hidden his love for Boca — insisted at the time: "What Teo did doesn't surprise me. "It wasn't necessary — but we no what type of person he is."

Boca were facing the prospect of being eliminated at the group stage of the Copa Libertadores with defeat Juniors, after a torrid start to their campaign in South America's most prestigious competition.

However, they live to fight another day as Junior striker cancelled out his opener with a goal in his own net to level the scores at 1-1.

Boca are in third place and a point behind the Colombians with just one match remaining.

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