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Peñarol Fans Riot, Fight With Cops As Nacional Wins Uruguayan Title

Today’s national title-deciding match between Uruguayan powers Nacional and Peñarol turned ugly as a penalty in extra time launched Estadio Centenario into havoc with Peñarol hooligans destroying the stadium and fighting riot police.


Nacional had previously scored off a corner kick in the second half of extra time, forced when the score remained 2-2 after 90 minutes. Peñarol fans attacked cops by ripping the seats out of the stadium and hurling them like frisbees.

Nacional ended up not scoring on the penalty, anyway; Peñarol keeper Pablo Migliore stopped the shot.


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