Marcos Rojo sent off after getting two yellow cards in a span of two minutes
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Marcos Rojo sent off after getting two yellow cards in a span of two minutes

Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in a span of two minutes in Boca Juniors fierce clash with rivals River Plate.

Rojo got his marching orders in the 16th minute of the game, with his indiscipline costing his team the game as River Plate went to win 2-1 despite Boca's best efforts to at least escape with a draw.

Rojo earned his first yellow for a wild lunge on Braian Romero in the middle of the park and remonstrated with the referee after he was shown the card.

The booking did little to calm him down though and less than 60 seconds later he clattered into Agustin Palavecino on the edge of the area and was shown a second yellow.

The game between the two giants was the first Superclasico to take place in front of fans in the stadium since 2019.

It is not the first time Rojo has run into trouble since returning to Argentina. Three months ago he and several Boca teammates were caught up in a huge brawl during a Copa Libertadores game away to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro which led to Rojo punching a security guard.

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