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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 battle erupted as gamers from Boca Juniors returned to the locker room. Video footage confirmed members of the crew throwing punches and objects at safety personnel. The crew apparently was infuriated by a aim that had been disallowed by a video evaluation 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 news website G1 reported, however the crew bus was taken to the police station as a substitute.

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

Atletico Mineiro mentioned 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, instructed 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 vp, 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} aim was annulled after a video evaluation.

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

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