Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski were involved in a mass brawl after conceding a 104th-minute equaliser… to the opposition goalkeeper.
Vissel Kobe had been 3-1 up at Shimizu S-Pulse on Saturday evening with just three minutes of regulation time to play.
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The visitors thought they had earned all three points but Yuji Rokutan – who should’ve done better with two Vissel goals – snatched a point for the home side.
The goalkeeper came up for a corner 14 minutes after 90 and powered home a header from close-range, sparking jubilation in the stands.
The match turned ugly four minutes later, when Wellington Luis de Sousa was sent off – Vissel had already been down to 10 men after Naoyuki Fajita saw red in the 83rd minute.
Vissel going down to nine men sparked mass fury from the visiting players, with club captain Podolski particularly infuriated.
Barcelona and Spain legend Iniesta tried to act as a peacemaker, but players from both teams, subs and staff on the bench were all involved in a shoving match.
After the full-time whistle blew there was more trouble, as Podolski again got into an argument with an opposition player before being dragged away by teammates and staff.
The draw leaves Vissel Kobe languishing in 11th place and Shimizu S-Pulse in seventh.
Kawasaki Frontale have already won the championship.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.
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