Cologne (SID) – The Argentine World Cup referee Facundo Tello issued ten red cards in a real scandal in the Argentine Super Cup final. Since the traditional Boca Juniors club had only six pros on the field in a duel with Racing Club shortly before the end of overtime, the match was finally stopped at 1:2 (1:1, 1:1) according to the rules.
After goals by Norberto Briasco (19) for Boca and Matías Rojas (22) for a race, there was initially no indication at the Trofeo de Campeones final in San Luis that there would be eight red cards and two yellow red cards – seven (five plus two) of those for Boca. .
In injury time, Sebastian Villa (Boca) and Johan Carbonero clashed at the start and saw red, the score was ten to ten in overtime. There, after yellow and red against Bocas, Alan Varela (No. 100) scored first by Carlos Alcaraz (118) to make it 1-2 for Racing. With his jubilation, he provoked the Boca fans and caused an uproar.
As a result, Tello (40), who was nominated by FIFA for the World Cup in Qatar, expelled the scorers Alcaraz and Bocas Luis Advincula. Additionally, race player Jonathan Galvan, former Frankfurt player Carlos Zambrano and Diego Gonzalez (both Boca) saw red outside the field during the warm-up period.
After that, the duel resumed, but Boca lost other players due to red cards: Frank Fabra saw the traffic light card after a foul, and Dario Benedetto was sent to the bathroom early to insult the referee – he signaled to Tello that he believed he had been bribed. With Boca now down to six players, the referee ended the match in the ninth minute of extra time.
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