the World's cruelest derby it is called, and on Thursday lived the in the the degree up to its name.
It went very wrong, as the two brazilian ærkerivaler Grêmio and Internacional met in a group match in the Copa Libertadores - the south american answer to the Champions League.
It was the first time that the two clubs from Porto Alegre met in the Copa Libertadores-context, and the well-53.000 spectators up Arena Grêmio got an intensive battle.
they had also expected, but they had hardly counted on, that they should also see eight red cards, before the spectacle was over.
A few minutes before the time stack it full of as Grêmios's pepê and Internacionals Moisés ended up in the infight after a duel.
Players and managers from both teams intervened immediately, and it all ended in a gigantic halbal-fights, which were distributed both punches and kicks, pushed, and taken a stranglehold.
It is not for fun, to the showdown between Grêmio and Internacional called, for the evil of derby. Photo: Diego Vara / Ritzau Scanpix
The poor argentine judge Fernando Rapallini had no chance, and the fight was all disconnected for about ten minutes.
When the first tumult was over, doled out Rapallini, after having consulted WERE four red cards - two for each team.
It was on the new minds of the boil, and the two teams fought on. After another game of cards Rapallini four red cards for more - again-two for each team.
Referee Fernando Rapallini reached to show the red card eight times. Photo: Diego Product / Ritzau Scanpix
it's pepê, Luciano, Caio Henrique and Paulo Miranda saw red for Grêmio, while Internacional-players Edenilson, Moisés, thus for example a víctor Cuesta and Bruno Praxedes also got the marching orders.
There is now waiting several days in a corner.
Neither Miranda or Praxedes was on the pitch, so the match ended eight against eight.
the Showdown ended, incidentally, 0-0, but the two clubs from the brazilian port city meet later in the spring for the next round of the world's cruelest derby.
the Match was interrupted for about ten minutes because of masseslagsmålet. Photo: Edison Vara / Ritzau Scanpix
After the match, called the Internacional coach Eduardo Coudet in addition, the Copa Libertadores for one of the most beautiful tournaments in the world ...
The eight red cards is not a walk close to the record in the Copa Libertadores context.
In 1971, was awarded 19 red cards in the showdown between Boca Juniors and Sporting Cristal.
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