Chaos at the Superclásico: Seven red cards in the legendary derby between River Plate and Boca Juniors

Chaotic scenes at the Superclásico between River Plate and Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires: After a controversial penalty decision, Miguel Borja scored 1 on Sunday shortly before the final whistle for the host River from ex-Bayern professional Martín Demichelis in the Estadio Monumental in the Argentine capital: 0 final score.

Chaos at the Superclásico: Seven red cards in the legendary derby between River Plate and Boca Juniors

Chaotic scenes at the Superclásico between River Plate and Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires: After a controversial penalty decision, Miguel Borja scored 1 on Sunday shortly before the final whistle for the host River from ex-Bayern professional Martín Demichelis in the Estadio Monumental in the Argentine capital: 0 final score. After alleged provocations, there was a scuffle on the pitch between the players of the two clubs and referee Dario Herrera sent six footballers and Boca coach Jorge Almirón off with a red card.

The rivalry between Argentine capital clubs Boca and River is legendary. Out of concern about violent clashes, away fans are not allowed to attend soccer games in Argentina, with a few exceptions in the stadiums. In 2018, the final between Boca and River in the Copa de Libertadores even had to be moved to Madrid for security reasons after the bus carrying the Boca pros was attacked by River fans on the way to the stadium.

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