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La Plata derby descended into chaos on Monday as a horror tackle from Estudiantes youngster Santiago Ascacibar was the catalyst for a 40-man brawl.

Estudiantes were leading 1-0 after Carlos Auzqui had given his side the lead in the first half but the ill-tempered friendly boiled over in stoppage time as Ascacibar saw red for a shocking lunge on substitute Antonio Medina.

It sparks shocking scenes where there are kicks and punches thrown by a number of different players, including Estudiantes goalkeeper Mariano Andujar who lands a few punches before being viciously kicked on the ground.

Argentina’s media outlet Ole described it as “Scandal of the year”.

The violence comes just five days after the Boca Juniors and River Plate clash also saw ugly scenes with five players being sent off.