The players of the Argentine Boca Juniors team clashed with the Brazilian police in the tunnel leading to the changing rooms while they were trying to attack the referee of the team match against Atletico Mineiro, as they blamed him for losing out of the competition in the Copa Libertadores Football Championship, which prompted the security men to arrest a number of them. In a charged atmosphere.
Videos circulated on social networking sites showed the Boca Juniors players’ attempts to reach the referee, who preferred to hide in the Brazilian team’s dressing room, while the Brazilian police confronted the players with a clash and used tear gas to discourage them from attacking.
Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro qualified for the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals after defeating Argentina’s Boca Juniors on penalties.
Boca players attacked Atletico Mineiro in the dressing room.
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Atlético Mineiro had won the match on penalties, after the two-legged tie ended in a goalless draw, but Boca Juniors players expressed their anger at not calculating two goals for the team in a match that was held in Brazil, after returning to the VAR technique.
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