Video Ex-Juventus and Brazil international punches opponent as game descend into mass chaos

Former Juventus and Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo punched an opposition player in the face following a Copa Libertadores game on Thursday.

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The Copa Libertadores clash between Penarol and Palmeiras descended into a chaotic on-field brawl as 30 fans were arrested and 18 police officers were injured.

Penarol were leading their Brazilian opponents 2-0 at half-time on Wednesday night, but Palmeiras turned the game on its head in the second half with three unanswered goals to win the match 3-2.

However, as soon as the final whistle blew, a mass brawl broke out which centred around ex-Inter Milan and Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo. The fiery holding midfielder punched an opposition player twice in the face before being chased by Penarol’s Junior Arias with a corner flag.

Amid other instances of players assaulting each other, the gates to the changing rooms had been closed off by security, meaning nobody could escape the chaos.

The video shows the chaos that erupted on the pitch following the final whistle as players chased and taunted each while fans also followed suit around the ground in South America.

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