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Karate kick knockout leads to brawl, cancelled soccer game in Argentina

This is bad.

Argentinian teams Estudiantes la Plata and Gimnasia la Plata made it through 93 minutes of their match on Sunday. They couldn't finish it, thanks to a massive brawl. It all got started when Estudiantes' Álvaro Pereira, who you might remember from seeing in a couple of World Cups with Uruguay, kicking Facundo Oreja in the face.

Oreja was knocked out and had to be loaded into an ambulance.

Then Santiago Ascacibar of Estudiantes made another red card-worthy challenge, sparking a big fight.

Estudiantes vs. Gimnasia is historically a very nasty local rivalry, but this fight is way over the top. This game was just a semi-competitive preseason game, but both teams are going to have a lot of players suspended for the Argentinian league season.

(h/t Deadspin)