River Plate's forward Mariano Pavone (L) reacts after missing a penalty kick during the Argentina's Promotion football match against Belgrano, at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, on June 26, 2011. Argentine giants River Plate has to win by two a two gaol difference in order to stay in first division after it was beaten 2 0 by Belgrano in the first leg of their play off earlier on the week. If the teams are level on aggregate at the final whistle, River Plate will stay up due to their current top flight status. They are one of just three clubs never to have been relegated since the arrival of professionalism in Argentina in 1931.  AFP PHOTO/Alejandro PAGNI (Foto: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/Afp)
River Plate's forward Mariano Pavone (L) reacts after missing a penalty kick during the Argentina's Promotion football match against Belgrano, at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, on June 26, 2011. Argentine giants River Plate has to win by two a two gaol difference in order to stay in first division after it was beaten 2 0 by Belgrano in the first leg of their play off earlier on the week. If the teams are level on aggregate at the final whistle, River Plate will stay up due to their current top flight status. They are one of just three clubs never to have been relegated since the arrival of professionalism in Argentina in 1931. AFP PHOTO/Alejandro PAGNI (Foto: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/Afp)

Politi skadet etter River Plates nedrykk

Den argentinske storklubben rykket ned fra den øverste divisjonen. Supporterne svarte med vold, bråk og hærverk.

Storklubben River Plate rykket søndag ned fra den øverste divisjonen i Argentina etter at de tapte nedrykkskampen mot førstedivisjonslaget Belgrano 3-1 sammenlagt. River Plate, som står bokført med 33 seriemesterskap, må nå ta den tunge veien ned en divisjon. Det er første gang i klubbens historie.

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River Plate måtte vinne med to mål hjemme på Monumental Stadion i Buenos Aires for å holde seg i den øverste divisjonen, etter at Belgrano vant den første kampen 2-0.

Det første oppgjøret mellom de to lagene ble stoppet i 20 minutter etter at River Plate-fansen stormet banen i jakt på sine egne spillere. Til søndagens kamp hadde argentinske myndigheter hentet inn 2200 for å holde kontroll på de rundt 50 000 hjemmesupporterne.

Tok ledelsen og misset straffe
Det åpnet bra for hjemmelaget, som tok ledelsen etter bare seks minutter. Håpet ble imidlertid knust da Guillermo Farre utlignet for Belgrano 62 minutter ut i kampen. River Plates Mariano Pavone misset også et straffespark. Minuttet før kampslutt stormet River Plate-fansen banen og dommeren måtte blåse av kampen på stillingen 1-1.

Etter kampen måtte et stort antall politimenn stå i sirkel rundt River Plate-spillerne for å hindre at fansen skulle storme banen og gå til angrep. Politiet måtte også bruke vannkanoner for å spre hjemmefansen på tribunene.

Det var ventet bråk i Buenos Aires etter at storheten rykket ned for første gang siden klubben ble stiftet i 1901, og ifølge argentiske medier har 35 politimenn blitt skadet i løpet av natten. Ingen er meldt om å være i livsfare, men hissige fans har rasert gatene i ren frustrasjon og sinne.

Police use water cannons to disperse irate River Plate fans after the Argentine First Division playoff soccer match against Belgrano in Buenos Aires June 26, 2011. River Plate, the record 33 times Argentine league champions, suffered their biggest humiliation ever with relegation to the second division for the first time on Sunday. Fans in the 60,000 plus crowd at the Monumental went wild with rage, throwing objects on to the pitch and some tried to climb over perimeter fencing to storm on to the field.  REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) (Foto: ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/Reuters)
Police use water cannons to disperse irate River Plate fans after the Argentine First Division playoff soccer match against Belgrano in Buenos Aires June 26, 2011. River Plate, the record 33 times Argentine league champions, suffered their biggest humiliation ever with relegation to the second division for the first time on Sunday. Fans in the 60,000 plus crowd at the Monumental went wild with rage, throwing objects on to the pitch and some tried to climb over perimeter fencing to storm on to the field. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) (Foto: ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/Reuters)

River Plate's fans watch an Argentine promotion soccer game with Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday June 26, 2011.  River Plate must win Sunday's game against second-division Belgrano by two goals, or it will be playing in second division next season for the first time in the club's history. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (Foto: Natacha Pisarenko/Ap)
River Plate's fans watch an Argentine promotion soccer game with Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday June 26, 2011. River Plate must win Sunday's game against second-division Belgrano by two goals, or it will be playing in second division next season for the first time in the club's history. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (Foto: Natacha Pisarenko/Ap)

River Plate's Mariano Pavone gestures after falling during a play at an Argentine promotion soccer game with Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday June 26, 2011. River Plate must win Sunday's game against second-division Belgrano by two goals, or it will be playing in second division next season for the first time in the club's history. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (Foto: Natacha Pisarenko/Ap)
River Plate's Mariano Pavone gestures after falling during a play at an Argentine promotion soccer game with Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday June 26, 2011. River Plate must win Sunday's game against second-division Belgrano by two goals, or it will be playing in second division next season for the first time in the club's history. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (Foto: Natacha Pisarenko/Ap)