By Sedara Oluwadara
Referee Facunda Tello awarded an incredible ten red cards after a fight broke out during Boca Junior’s Trophy of Champions 2-1 loss to Racing.
Tied at a goal apiece after 90 minutes, both sides were left with ten men with just a few minutes left to play as a fight broke out between Boca’s Sebastían Villa and Racing’s Johan Carbonero.
The scuffle reportedly started after the Xeneizes demanded a penalty was given in the in the dying embers of the match for a handball inside the area.
After the mele had cooled off, the referee delivered both Villa. and Carbonero their marching orders, but he wasn’t quite finished there.
The match continued to extra-time, with Carlos Alcaraz scoring a late winner with a glancing header, sending the Estadio La Pedrera into bedlam.
Alcaraz’s over-the-top celebrations sparked a nerve with the Boxa players, who confronted him on the edge of the pitch, pushing him, grabbing his ear and throwing the ball at him. After the mele had quietened down, Tello handed out five red cards to Boca, and two to Racing, ensuring Alcarez was not left unpunished.
All of Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Diego Gonzales, Frank Fabra and Dario Benedetto were shown red for Boca, while Catriel Cabellos was sent marching for Racing.
Boca’s Alan Varela also picked up a second yellow card earlier in extra time, meaning Tello had sent off a grand total of seven players.