Carlos Tevez Saves Pitch Invader From Police, Gives Him His Training Shirt
Carlos Tevez saved a Boca Juniors supporter after he received some rough treatment from security when he invaded the pitch at an open training session.
With the Copa Libertadores final poised 2-2 going into the second leg away at arch-rivals River Plate, Boca held an open training session at their iconic 'La Bombonera' stadium and supporters piled in to give Guillermo Barros Schelotto's side one last boost.
One fan managed to make his way onto the pitch but was quickly thwarted by the police present. However, Boca legend Tevez stepped in and calmed the whole situation.
The well-travelled striker walked over to let guards know it was ok, gave him a hug and then gifted him the training shirt he had been wearing for the session.
The fella also got to embrace other members of the Boca squad in what must have been the best day of his life.
On the whole, the support demonstrated by Boca fans for the open training session was just next level. Some supporters queued up in the early hours to ensure they got entry to the stadium, while Boca apologised for many having to be turned away because of the sheer numbers.
Morning. A reminder that so many people wanted to watch Boca Juniors train yesterday that they exceeded their capacity and the city council has now shut the stadium down as punishment. pic.twitter.com/or1W10Ta3R- Rory Smith (@RorySmith) November 23, 2018
The first leg of the 'Superclasico' final between the two Buenos Aires behemoths certainly did not disappoint and everything points towards it being the case at El Monumental.
8pm tomorrow evening can't come soon enough...