Alexis Mac Allister plays 90 as ugly scenes in stands mar Brazil-Argentina

Brazil played host to Argentina in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time), with both Alisson and Mac Allister in their respective starting lineups for the second game running.

The start of the match was delayed by almost 30 minutes after ugly clashes between police and the visiting Argentine fans, with police charging a section of the stadium that housed the players friends and family.

Lionel Messi, Mac Allister and Co. went over to attempt to calm the situation, which began when rival fans confronted one another during the national anthems.

Messi led his team back into the changing rooms and only returned 22 minutes later, with kick-off following shortly after police then surrounded the section holding Argentinas fans.

As se acerc el plantel argentino a las tribunas para defender a los hinchas albicelestes en el Maracan. pic.twitter.com/EsbGrgHPXo

TyC Sports (@TyCSports) November 22, 2023