There was crowd trouble in the Copa Libertadores last night, with the use of tear gas meaning the game had to be stopped…
The game between Palestino and National in last night’s Copa Libertadores had to be halted, as tear gas got inside the stadium after a confrontation between police and fans.
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The match, which was held at Parque Central in Montevideo, was suspended temporarily due to tear gas seeping in from outside the stadium; a result of the police dispersing a group of fans who got a little out of control.
The game was played in an empty stadium due to a ban from CONMEBOL, a ban enforced because of incidents in March last year during a game against Newell’s Old Boys.
The game was later resumed, and although Palestino lost 2-1 on the night, they managed to qualify for the group stage of the Copa Libertadores after progressing on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate draw.