Several footballers of the xeneize cast used their social networks to express their anger at the Mineirão Stadium against Atlético Mineiro.
A new scandal occurred in the second leg between Atlético Mineiro and Boca Juniors at the Mineirão Stadium. After the return to the round of 16, where penalties eliminated Xeneize after another controversial performance by the VAR, there were severe incidents between members of the visiting delegation, the Police, and leaders of the Galo.
Finally, the squad of the La Ribera club had to spend the night in Brazil, as a result of the fact that nine members of the Argentine delegation were charged with the brawl. Therefore, the flight agreed for 2 in the morning of this Wednesday was rescheduled for 15:00. This list includes Raúl Cascini, Jorge Bermúdez (members of the Soccer Council), Carlos Izquierdoz, Javier García, Sebastián Villa, Carlos Zambrano, Marcos Rojo ( footballers), Leandro Somoza (field assistant) and Fernando Gayoso (goalkeeper coach).
While all this was happening, several of the first team players used their social networks to express their anger at Brazilian territory. The first to go out to the crossing was Toto Salvio, in Buenos Aires recovering from a prolonged injury.
"Stop fucking crazy; this is not football. They can review it one more time and collect a penalty for themselves," fired the man who emerged from the Lanús quarry when he saw that the Uruguayan referee Esteban Ostojich decided to review Chelo Weigandt's goal. At the request of the VAR, the Uruguayan finally chose not to validate the plan due to an offside of Pulpo González. In the first leg, it is worth noting that the judge played at La Bombonera; the judge decided to annul Boca Juniors' goal after reviewing the play.
Then it was the turn of Carlos Zambrano, one of the nine accused of the brawl inside the stadium. The Peruvian defender uploaded a story on Instagram. He is seen with watery eyes, a product of the tear gas released by the local Police during the incidents. "The colors defend themselves," wrote the player, along with two blue hearts and one yellow.
"A shame, and abuse, a disaster," he wrote, making clear the discomfort that reigns in Xeneize for the treatment they received both on and off the field of play.
Marcos Rojo, for his part, focused on the unity of the group and on not lowering his arms in the face of what is coming. Boca will now put all its energy into the Argentine Cup (it will hit River Plate) and the Professional League tournament in the second round.
"Whatever happens, I am proud of this group, of the series that played in La Bombonera and here in Brazil. It's a shame that football ends like this and things are defined in this way. Now to think about what is coming and continue playing like that, defending the shirt in this way everywhere, I'm sure we are going to give many more joys to all the xeneize people ", said the former Manchester United.
To close, Sebastián Villa issued an optimistic message to face the remainder of the semester. "Nothing to blame for; we gave everything in every game. Unfortunately, they hurt us in the commitments, but head up no matter what. I am very proud of the entire team. Thanks for all the stamina, my panitas ".