- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Four players from Uruguay club Penarol were summoned to court on Friday to give testimony about the violence at the Copa Libertadores match with Brazilian club Palmeiras this week.

Penarol club lawyer Gaston Tealdi confirmed to The Associated Press the four players were Nahitan Nandez, Matias Mier, Junior Arias, and Yeferson Quintana. He gave no other details.

The match on Wednesday in Uruguay ended in chaos across the field as players chased and taunted each other. Some 30 fans were arrested, 18 police injured, and six police vehicles damaged, according to the interior ministry.

It’s not clear what triggered the violence just as the match ended with Palmeiras winning 3-2.

The Penarol president has blamed Palmeiras player Felipe Melo, who was seen on video punching Mier in the head.


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