Initially eight members were required to testify: the players Marcos Rojo, Javier García, Diego González, Carlos Zambrano and the manager Raúl Cascini due to bodily injury; and the soccer players Cristian Pavón, Sebastián Villa and Norberto Briasco for damage to the assets of the Mineirao stadium.
But the entire Boca delegation showed up at the police station and slept in two buses parked in front of the place and escorted by the police.
Eleven other people also gave testimony, including victims and witnesses.
The incidents occurred after the end of the match corresponding to the second leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16, which the Atlético Mineiro won in the penalty shootout (3-1) after a 0-0 draw.
In the second half, Boca had a goal disallowed at the request of the VAR, something that already happened in the first leg and that angered the Argentine club.
At the end of the meeting, the ‘xeneizes’ players tried to invade the Mineiro dressing room and a great brawl ensued, in which fences, a metal fountain and all kinds of objects were thrown.
In his Twitter account, Mineiro assured that players and members of the Argentine team’s technical commission “left en bloc in the direction of the referees’ dressing room.”
Após o jogo, the athletes do Boca desceram or tunnel and foram for or dressing room two visitors. Few minutes of players, players and the technical commission of the Argentine team, local saíram and, in block, partiram in the direction of the dressing room of two referees.
– Athletic 😷 (@Atletico)
July 21, 2021
The stadium security teams “tried, unsuccessfully, to contain them. The Argentines then decided to invade the Galo dressing room, where the players, technical and directive commission were,” added Mineiro.
“On the way, they attacked everyone they found ahead, in addition to breaking drinkers and protection fences. The Militarized Police arrived after a while and separated the attackers with pepper spray,” declared the club, which denounced that “there were even an attempted attack against Atlético’s football director, Rodrigo Caetano, with an iron bar “.