Tied at a goal apiece after 90 minutes, both sides were left with ten men with just a few minutes left to play as a fight broke out between Boca’s Sebastian Villa and Racing’s Johan Carbonero. The scuffle reportedly started after the Xeneizes demanded a penalty was given in the dying embers of the match for a handball inside the area. After the mele had cooled off, the referee delivered both Villa and Carbonero their marching orders, but he wasn’t quite finished there.
The Argentine was born in Buenos Aires Province in 1982 and has refereed a total of 118 professional matches in the Primera Division. During that time, he has given out 612 yellow cards and 45 red cards, with this not being the first time he’s given out more than one red card in a match this season. Back in September, during a match between Racing and Club Atletico Platense, the referee awarded three red cards and six yellow cards during a game that saw Racing win 1-0. But he is considered one of the best South American referees around and was included into FIFA’s roster of international referees in 2019. Since then, he has gone on to officiate at the South American U-20 Championships and referee a game between Jordan and Morocco in the 2021 Arab Cup.
World Cup referee Tello warms up for Qatar with 10 red cards in Argentina