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# Bad Blood
Watch: Tevez headbutted as five sent off in Boca's 'friendly' with River Plate
Fiery pre-season encounter marred by indiscipline from both sides.

FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED striker Carlos Tevez was headbutted as five players saw red in Boca Juniors’ 1-0 ‘friendly’ defeat against rivals River Plate.

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Tevez was one of nine players who received yellow cards in the fiery clash in Buenos Aires, which is an annual pre-season fixture before the Argentinian league begins in February.

The three-time Premier League champion was headbutted by River’s Jonathan Maidana for which the defender was given a straight red. And that was followed by a massive on-field melee between the players.

Jonathan Silva was sent off 10 minutes into his Boca debut on Saturday night. And his team-mates Daniel Diaz and Gino Peruzzi were also given their marching orders.

River Plate’s Leonardo Pisculichi was the fifth and final man to be sent off.

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