The recently-concluded Copa Libertadores Round of 16 clash between Boca Juniors and Atletico Mineiro witnessed a horrific sequence of events. After the first tie had finished goalless, the second tie was also going towards a 0-0 draw. This is when Boca Juniors seemed to have secured their spot in the last 8 with a goal by Marcelo Weigandt. However, the VAR ruled out the goal for offside which looked like a very harsh call. The match went into the penalties and both the sides took some horrible spot kicks and eventually Atletico Mineiro came out on top.
After getting knocked out of the tournament in such a manner, Boca Juniors players certainly felt hard done by the match officials. Things escalated really quickly in the dressing room as the tempers flared high after the match. The situation worsened so much that Boca Juniors' players were seen throwing away the barricades and other stuff in the pursuit of storming towards the opposition's dressing room where the match officials had hidden supposedly.
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Marcos Rojo picked up a fire extinguisher during the brawl
Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo completely lost it as he wielded a fire extinguisher to attack. The brawl started by Boca Juniors players resulted in so much chaos and tension that police officials had to interfere to stop them.
A member of the Brazilian police force, Santiago Mayor, stated that the match commissioner told them that there was aggression and that immediately activated their intervention. He confirmed that there are three players who have been identified as aggressors during the whole episode and are being charged with civil disturbance. He also added that they are currently still viewing surveillance video to see if there are any other players involved in the whole chaos.
Players have been arrested for their violent conduct
Brazilian journalist Marcelo Silva de Sousa confirmed that few players have been arrested by the police for contempt of authority, damages and assaults at the Mineirao. While the names of the players have not yet been revealed, all the details are expected to be out soon once an investigation is completed on the same.