River Plate have avoided disqualification from the 2018 Copa Libertadores but have been ordered to play their next two matches in the competition behind closed doors.

Rivals Boca Juniors had lodged a case with the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to overturn River Plate's win following the violence which forced the postponement of the second leg of the final.

The Boca Juniors team coach was attacked on its way to the stadium in Buenos Aires and the match was consequently played in Madrid, with River Plate winning 3-1 to secure a 5-3 aggregate triumph.

However CAS dismissed Boca's bid for disqualification excessive, ruling: "The CAS Panel found that while River Plate had violated the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Regulations it could not order the disqualification of River Plate from the 2018 Copa Libertadores since such sanction would have been excessive in the circumstances of the case.

"The Panel considered that the appropriate sanction to be imposed on River Plate for the Bus Attack was two matches behind closed doors, to be applied to River Plate's next two home matches in the Copa Libertadores."