Racing won the Champions Trophy in Argentina in a scandalous game with 10 red cards. The protagonist of the clash with Boca Juniors at the Villa Mercedes Stadium in San Luis was the referee Facundo Tejo, who sent off 7 Boca players and three from Racing. The match was stopped in the 118th minute with a score of 2:1 for Racing, after the opponent was left with an insufficient number of players on the field.
The two teams exchanged a goal each in regular time – Norberto Briasco (19) put Boca ahead, Matias Rojas equalized three minutes later.
The first two red cards were picked up at the end of the 90 minutes. Boca’s Sebastian Villa and Racing’s Johan Carbonero collided and were sent off. Boca were down to 9 men in the 100th minute after Alan Varela received a second yellow and red card for a foul.
In the 118th minute, Racing got a winner through Carlos Alcaraz and that fired the passions. The goal scorer was sent off for the emotional celebration of the goal. Clashes between the two teams followed on the field, and the referee continued with the cards, sending off 4 more from Boca – Luis Advincula, Frank Fabra, Diego Gonzalez and Dario Benedetto. The already replaced Carlos Zambrano and coach Hugo Ibarra also received red cards. Racing’s Katriel Caballos joined the cast-offs, who also took an active part in the clashes on the pitch.
So Racing won the Champions Trophy administratively. It is the 14th cup in the history of the club, which has equaled River Plate in this indicator. Boca remains at the top of the table with 16 trophies.