Marcos Rojo wields fire extinguisher as Boca Juniors players tear gassed in ugly scenes after trying to storm Atletico Mineiro dressing room following Copa Libertadores exit

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Boca Juniors players clashed with police after their controversial Copa Libertadores defeat to Atletico Mineiro.

The Brazilian side had a goal ruled out by VAR as they were beaten on penalties by Atletico Mineiro.

Boca Juniors players clashed with police after their Copa Libertadores exit

Boca Juniors players clashed with police after their Copa Libertadores exit

Chaotic scenes after the match saw Boca players try to storm the opponent’s dressing room while police appeared to use tear gas on them.

One video also appears to show former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo wielding a fire extinguisher.

One Brazilian outlet claim the Boca players were trying to get into the Atletico Mineiro dressing room as that was where the match officials had sought refuge.

Rojo was pictured with a fire extinguisher in his hands

Rojo was pictured with a fire extinguisher in his hands

Boca midfielder Diego Gonzalez said: “Without a doubt, everyone can see that. We scored a good goal, and the fact is that we deserved to win the first game as well.

“This hurts, we feel bad. CONMEBOL [the South American Football Confederation] need to look at the refereeing.”

A member of the Brazilian police force, Santiago Mayor, told TyC Sports, via The Mirror: “The match commissioner told us that there was aggression and that immediately activated our intervention.

Boca Juniors players were furious when they had a goal disallowed

Boca Juniors players were furious when they had a goal disallowed

“There are currently three players that have been identified as aggressors and are being charged with civil disturbance. We are currently still viewing surveillance video to see if there are any others involved.”

Brazilian journalist Marcelo Silva de Sousa wrote on Twitter: “The Minas Gerais Police confirm that there ARE PLAYERS ARRESTED for ‘contempt’ of authority, damages and assaults at the Mineirão.”

The first leg of the last-16 tie had ended goalless The last-16 tie and the second game, at the Mineirao stadium, ended 0-0 and Atletico went through 3-1 on penalties.

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