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The referee stopped the match just after 15 minutes, with Atletico Paranaense leading 1-0. After the fighting was over, a police helicopter landed near one of the goals to airlift the most seriously injured fan to a hospital.

The referee allowed the match to restart when more police officers were called in. They replaced the security guards separating the fan sections in the stands.

Vasco directors did not want the match to continue, saying they feared for their players’ safety. No altercations were reported after the match ended.


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