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The football-Argentina league match delayed after explosives were thrown on the pitch

By March 21, 2022Sports games

The Clasico Rosarino between Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central in Argentina was delayed on Sunday after supporters threw “bombs” on the pitch and damaged it, Newell’s Old Boys said. Shortly before kick-off, Newell’s Old Boys said on Twitter that the Argentine Primera Division match had been delayed as the referee was notified by the head of security after the explosives were thrown.

South American fans have a reputation for setting off flares, big firecrackers and smoke bombs. The club released a video of a crude device landing on the playing surface at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito de Rosario and releasing white smoke before turning off .

“Teams are on the pitch,” the club said in another Twitter post. “A few bombs are thrown onto the field and explode as the teams line up for their shots. There is now smoke filling one of the penalty boxes.”

The match between the arch-rivals finally got underway after a short delay and Newell’s Old Boys secured victory at Rosario Central for the first time since 2016 thanks to a second-half goal from Juan Manuel Garcia. Riot police ran onto the pitch to protect the celebrating players from home fans.

“We had heart and passion. You had pomegranates. Heart and passion won. Rosario is ours,” the winners said on Twitter. Former Argentina winger Cristian “Kily” Gonzalez was sacked as manager of Rosario Central following the loss, the club said in a statement on their website.

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