Boca Juniors and River Plate 'friendly' turns into 40-man brawl

Fights on the football pitch are nothing uncommon.

When the heat is on, tempers may flare.

But a 40-man melee on the field in a pre-season friendly? Welcome to the Boca Juniors versus River Plate grudge match.

A headbutt by River defender Jonathan Maidana on Boca striker Carlos Tevez was the spark that ignited the brawl, which ended with five men being sent off in the match on Saturday (Jan 23).

River eventually beat Boca 1-0, but really, does the scoreline even matter?



Source: Mail Online

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