ARGENTINIAN football has been rocked by yet more shocking violence after a fan was killed and another has been left fighting for her life in a gun attack by a rival supporter.
A 17-year-old Newell’s Old Boys fan SHOT two neighbours after a row during the notorious derby against Rosario Central, according to local reports.
Ole write the attack left a 44-year-old man dead after he was hit in the heart, despite neighbours desperately trying to rush him to hospital.
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And a woman is in a critical condition with a gun wound to the head.
The shooter was arrested by local police.
It marks the latest episode of extreme violence in a country which has been besieged by serious problems regarding fan trouble.
Earlier this season, a supporter was killed inside the stadium during a derby between Atletico Belgrano and Talleres.
On the pitch, players from Rosario’s two arch-rivals were showered with missiles ranging from bottles to metal bars.
Play had to be stopped as the pitch needed to be cleared of the debris.
Riot police were deployed to calm down the scenes inside the stadium and restore some element of peace — but the game had to be temporarily suspended when the referee was hit by an item thrown from the crowd.
Eventually, visitors Rosario won 3-1.
The Santa Fe city derby — which is home to none other than Lionel Messi — has a history of violence and has produced one of the fiercest rivalries in world football.
Elsewhere in Argentina, the country’s biggest game produced a shock result which has blown the title race wide open.
Leaders Boca Juniors were beaten 3-1 at home by arch-rivals River Plate in the Super Clasico.
The visitors are in third place and just four off the summit with a game in hand.