Caxias player set massive brawl after mimicking Messi-celebration following his decisive penalty kick that eliminated Internacional from the Semi-finals of Gaucho, which is also knew as the Rio Grande do Sul state league.
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What sparked the brawl?
Two teams ended up in a 2-2 draw in the second leg at the Beira-Rio, with the similar result repeated in the extra-time.
The shoot-outs took place with players from both sides succeeded in their kicks, until Internacional’s Estevao blew it, before Caxias’s Wesley finally ended the thrilling game, sent the home team’s goalkeeper the wrong way with his shot.
Things looked fine, until the 20-year-old forward pulled a Messi-esque celebration, raising his hands up to his ears with the statement “talk more”, which provoked the defeated.
The Argentina team captain produced an iconic celebration during the 2022 World Cup game as they got their victory against Netherlands.
The Paris Saint-Germain star celebrated his 73rd-minute penalty goal by running in front of Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal and cupping his hands to his ears and simply standing there for a few seconds.
However, Messi did apologize as the PSG star regretted his behavior after the game, which La Albiceleste eventually won.
“I didn’t like what I did, I didn’t like what happened after. These are moments of nervousness and everything happens very quickly.”
Internacional vs Caxias brawl
Back to the Brazil’s cup competition braw, things quickly turned ugly and massively when heated players from the home side chased and threw kicks, fists to their opponents.
Fans could be seen running from the stands to earn themselves a bit a of the brawl. A father holding his daughter was seen punching a Caxias’ player.
Internactional’s disaster run of defeats
It’s easy to see why the bitter players and fans found this as utter humiliation as the Brazilian club saw the exits five times straight, and all of which ended up in penalty shootout.
- 1 (4)-1 (5) vs Caxias (03/26/23)
- 0 (1)-0 (3) vs Melgar (08/11/22)
- 0 (4)-0 (5) vs Olimpia (07/22/21)
- 1 (4)-1 (5) vs Boca Juniors (09/12/20)
- 1 (5)-1 (6) vs América-MG (11/18/20)