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Unseen footage has emerged showing exactly what happened when Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez confronted Colombia fans in the stands.

On Wednesday Colombia advanced to the final of the Copa America with a 1-0 victory against Uruguay.

Crystal Palace's Jefferson Lerma scored the only goal of the semi-final with a header shortly before half-time, and managed to hold on for victory despite being reduced to 10 men when Daniel Munoz was sent off.

Unfortunately, the match was marred by ugly scenes that took place after the final whistle.

Uruguay players entered the crowd at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to confront Colombia fans.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Uruguay's stars alleged that a group of drunk Colombian fans attacked their friends and relatives in the stands, prompting players and staff to jump to their defence.

Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez told a broadcaster: "“Let me say something before they cut you off because they won’t let us speak into the microphone, they don’t want me to say anything about what’s going on but this is a disaster.

"Please be careful, our families are in the stands, there are little newborn babies. It was a disaster; there was no police and we had to defend our families. This is the fault of two or three people who had a few too many drinks and don’t know how to drink."

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez was at the forefront of the brawl, and was caught on camera throwing and receiving several punches.

New footage - shared on YouTube by @qcjavi - has emerged of the Uruguayan players shouting at the Colombian fans, "with family no, with family no," before the brawl escalated.

Footage of children and babies being passed down onto the pitch to avoid the fighting has gone viral on social media.

According to journalist Favian Renkel, the families were escorted out of a different stadium exit following the incident.

Tensions were already high before the brawl, with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez clashing with Colombia's Miguel Borja after the full-time whistle.

Featured Image Credit: @FavianRenkel

Topics: Uruguay, Colombia, Football, Copa America, Darwin Nunez