Watch: Ex-Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo fights with hearth extinguisher throughout Boca Juniors brawl

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Gamers of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the evening in a bus exterior a police station within the Brazilian metropolis of Belo Horizonte after brawling with safety following their Copa Libertadores penalty shootout loss to native Atletico Mineiro on Tuesday.

The combat erupted as gamers from Boca Juniors returned to the locker room. Video footage confirmed members of the workforce throwing punches and objects at safety personnel. The workforce apparently was infuriated by a purpose that had been disallowed by a video evaluate offside name.

The Brazilian membership stated on Twitter that Boca gamers had additionally tried to interrupt into their locker room and that they destroyed water coolers and railings.

The Argentinian delegation had been anticipated to fly again to Argentina that very same evening, on-line information website G1 reported, however the workforce bus was taken to the police station as an alternative.

The delegation remained exterior the police station on Wednesday morning, however Argentina’s ambassador in Brazil, Daniel Scioli, stated on his official Fb web page that the complete workforce can be returning to Argentina within the afternoon.

Atletico Mineiro stated its chairman, Sérgio Coelho, negotiated with safety forces in order that Boca gamers would testify to police in regards to the incident with out the danger of getting arrested.

Santiago Mayor, spokesman for the navy police in Belo Horizonte, informed the Argentine TyC Sports activities channel that three Boca Juniors gamers had been recognized as attacking safety personnel, although he didn’t establish them.

Juan Román Riquelme, Boca’s vice chairman, complained to the identical channel that safety individuals weren’t letting the gamers return to the dressing rooms.

Each matches of the round-of-16 conflict ended goalless, however Atletico Mineiro received 3-1 on penalties Tuesday evening to advance. Boca Juniors gamers and executives had been livid {that a} purpose was annulled after a video evaluate.

Atletico Mineiro will face certainly one of two Argentinian golf equipment within the subsequent stage. River Plate and Argentinos Juniors drew 0-0 final week.




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