Watch: Ex-Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo fights with fire extinguisher during Boca Juniors brawl


Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the night time 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 staff throwing punches and objects at safety personnel. The staff apparently was infuriated by a objective that had been disallowed by a video overview 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 night time, on-line information website G1 reported, however the staff 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 Facebook web page that all the staff could 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 concerning the incident with out the chance of getting arrested.

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

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

Both matches of the round-of-16 conflict ended goalless, however Atletico Mineiro gained 3-1 on penalties Tuesday night time to advance. Boca Juniors gamers and executives had been livid {that a} objective was annulled after a video overview.

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


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