Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the evening in a bus outdoors 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 battle 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 purpose that had been disallowed by a video evaluate offside name.

The Brazilian membership mentioned 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 web site G1 reported, however the staff bus was taken to the police station as a substitute.

The delegation remained outdoors the police station on Wednesday morning, however Argentina’s ambassador in Brazil, Daniel Scioli, mentioned on his official Facebook web page that all the staff can be returning to Argentina within the afternoon. Atletico Mineiro mentioned its chairman, Srgio Coelho, negotiated with safety forces in order that Boca gamers would testify to police concerning the incident with out the danger 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 establish them. Juan Romn Riquelme, Boca’s vice chairman, complained to the identical channel that safety individuals weren’t letting the gamers return to the dressing rooms.

Both 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 have been livid {that a} purpose was annulled after a video evaluate. Atletico Mineiro will face one in all two Argentinian golf equipment within the subsequent stage. River Plate and Argentinos Juniors drew 0-0 final week.


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