Mass Brawl Causes Brazilian Match To Be Abandoned

Bahia's Vinicius was one of nine players sent off as the derby with Vitoria was abandoned

Bahia's Vinicius was one of nine players sent off as the derby with Vitoria was abandoned

A derby between Vitoria and Bahia had to be abandoned with just 11 minutes remaining, with the score tied at 1-1.

The "feisty" first-half of the derby clash featured six bookings, along with a goal by Denilson for Vitoria after 33 minutes, say the BBC.

Opposition players rushed to confront him, sparking a mass brawl.

Initially, five players were given red cards, three from Bahia and two from Vitoria.

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They break free and Cerrone lands a right hand. "I didn't even know it was 10 seconds left either", Cerrone said. Nate Diaz rematch in 2018, a fight seven years in the making? "I was just going for the finish".

Following 16 minutes of a delay in an attempt to restore order, the referee gave eight red cards to players of both teams. Bahia has to be decreed victor by three to nothing, because there was deliberate attitude towards the closing of the match [exhibited by Vitoria].

Bruno Bispo was the guilty party as he became the fifth Vitoria player to walk, with teams needing at least seven players on the field to continue.

With 13 minutes remaining a fourth Vitoria player saw red leading to Bispo kicking the ball away and receiving a second yellow card of the game, prompting the referee to signal an end to the match.

After a goal from Bahia late to make it 1-1, Vitoria's goalkeeper didn't like the hip-thrusting celebration, and it all went downhill from there. According to the BBC, Bahia are likely to be awarded a 3-0 walkover victory.

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