Watch 100-man brawl break out between football fans after hooligans invade pitch and start fighting | The Sun

A FOOTBALL match as plunged into chaos as a 100-man brawl broke out between pitch-invading fans.

The clash between Brazilian teams Cruzeiro and Coritiba at the Vila Capanema was transformed into a battleground after a last-minute goal.

The two teams were both battling against relegation from the Serie A in the South American country.

The tense match climaxed in the 91st minute as Coritiba's Robson Fernandes netted the only goal of the game.

Hooligans from the Cruzeiro section stormed the pitch after the goal and charged over to the home crowd.

Fans from the other end then also went on to the pitch as a mass brawl broke out.



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A video on social media showed the extent of the clash with security staff unable to hold the fans back.

Home side Coritiba released a statement following the incident to "vehemently repudiate" the actions of the invaders.

It read: "The Coritiba Foot Ball Club comes out to vehemently repudiate the field invasion initiated by the fans do Cruzeiro, right after Coritiba's goal, which gave rise to widespread turmoil.

"Situations like this are unacceptable and only harm clubs and Brazilian football.

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"The club is working to identify the invaders and those responsible for the incident."

The result means that Coritiba are still in the relegation zone but have staved off the drop for another week.

Cruzeiro are also in the drop zone, but missed out on the chance to leapfrog Vasco de Gama and put themselves in a safer position.

Elsewhere in Brazilian football, former Liverpool star Luis Saurez netted a 19-minute hat-trick.

The striker's goals helped Gremio come from 3-1 down to beat Botafogo.

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