Football: Argentinian derby delayed after grenades explode on pitch

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BUENOS AIRES (XINHUA) – The Argentinian derby between Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys was delayed on Sunday (March 20) after followers threw grenades onto the pitch minutes earlier than the scheduled kick-off.

Referee Pablo Echavarria ordered gamers, workforce employees and officers to return to the dressing rooms following a sequence of explosions that broken the taking part in floor on the Gigante de Arroyito stadium in Rosario.

“Kick-off is being delayed as the referee is briefed by the head of security,” Newell’s stated in a press release posted on social media.

“A number of grenades that were thrown onto the pitch have made holes in the pitch.”

Police stated they arrested two individuals and confiscated “pyrotechnic material”.

Old Boys received the sport 1-0 courtesy of a second-half strike from ahead Juan Garcia.

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