Eight people from Boca Juniors were arrested on Monday night, after players and staff clashed with police following their elimination from the Copa Libertadores.
Boca drew 0-0 with Atletico Mineiro in Brazil on Monday, meaning both legs in the last 16 tie ended goalless, before the hosts won through on penalties.
The Argentine side were annoyed after a controversial VAR decision went against them for the second tie in-a-row, before their eventual elimination.
Anger and annoyance at being knocked out of the competition led to ugly scenes in the stadium post match, as Boca players tried to gain access into the Mineiro changing room and clashed with security and police.
The first video shows Carlos Izquierdoz and Marcos Rojo allegedly fighting with security:
:fire:Más imágenes de una noche caliente en Brasil :flag_br:- El Gráfico (@elgraficoweb) July 21, 2021
:video_camera: Carlos Izquierdoz y Marcos Rojo mano a mano con la seguridad de Atlético Mineiropic.twitter.com/dUor5STsrt
With Boca players then videoed trying to get into the Mineiro dressing room:
Revoltados com a eliminação, os jogadores do Boca Juniors tentaram invadir o vestiário do Atlético. E quem encarou os argentinos de peito aberto foi o presidente do Galo, Sérgio Coelho. pic.twitter.com/b5EPE61cFv- O Tempo (@otempo) July 21, 2021
One player then picked up a metal railing and attempted to throw it before he was actually stopped by his teammates, as things heated up:
Dale hermano miralo a Villa, este pibe sigue jugando al futbol?- La Angilereta (@angilerista3) July 21, 2021
Former Manchester United defender Rojo was involved again as he was spotted being stopped from using a fire extinguisher as the players clashed with police:
Boca se preparando pra enfrentar o Botafogo pic.twitter.com/hCzRgvW60i- G. A. L. O. (@flaviocaldeira) July 21, 2021
Later Minero player Savio took to social media to show off an injury he picked up during the ugly scenes:
Então, o Savinho não tem 18 anos completos e foi agredido por um jogador do @BocaJrsOficial. Isso vai dar merda e aconselho ao time argentino a procurar um bom Advogado para segurar essa bomba. @hevertonfutebol @LibertadoresBR @CONMEBOL @Miltonneves https://t.co/cN3JTBQYIE pic.twitter.com/1vOFFyRWfS- Lauro Lima :small_red_triangle:️:rooster: :fist: (@laurocesar77) July 21, 2021
According to reports, eight members of the Boca delegation were arrested, which included some directors, and the rest of the people in the delegation refused to leave until everyone was released.
It is believed they all went to the police station after the Argentina ambassador in Belo Horizonte intervened to stop the Argentina internationals involved from being detained.
Boca were involved in ugly scenes in the Copa Libertadores in 2018 when they met fierce rivals River Plate in the final.
Scenes outside River's stadium ahead of the second leg, which saw the Boca bus attacked on entry, led to the match having to be played at Real Madrid's Bernabeu.
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