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Brazilian team gassed out of locker room
April 22nd, 2008 6:45AM

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[OFF THE POST] Sao Paulo players and coaches fled their locker room at Palmeiras' Parque Antartica stadium during halftime of a 2-0 loss to because of an unidentified spray. Sao Paulo coach Muricy Ramalho gave his halftime team talk on the field and later said he and several members of the delegation had come close to vomiting. That wasn't the only trouble at the game.

There was also a 15-minute blackout during the Paulista championship semifinal second-leg match. A midfield scuffle broke out during the blackout, when Sao Paulo players went after Palmeiras' Chilean forward Jorge Valdivia, whom they felt celebrated his goal provocatively.

Each team had a player red-carded.

Reuters reported that a police official said the spray incident was a matter for the two clubs and the federation.

"It was impossible to breath, it was extremely irritating for the nostrils and eyes," Sao Paulo team doctor Jose Sanchez said.

Sao Paulo also complained they were unable to take showers after the game.

Palmeiras advanced, 3-2, on aggregate.



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