Former Chelsea Midfielder Oscar Sparks Mass Brawl During Chinese Super League Clash, Manages To Escape Without A Card

This Sunday, Brazil international and former Chelsea midfielder Oscar found himself at the center of a noteworthy mass brawl during Shanghai SIPG’s game against Guangzhou R&F. In this session, we’ll learn about the brawl and the reason as well as its implications.

Source: FirstPost (Oscar triggers a Brawl in Chinese Super League)
Source: FirstPost (Oscar triggers a Brawl in Chinese Super League)

The Clash In A Clash

During Shanghai SIPG’s Chinese Super League game against Guangzhou R&F on Sunday, the Brazil international and former Chelsea midfielder, Oscar seemed to lose his cool towards the end of the first half at the Yuexiushan Stadium, just moments after assisting the fellow Brazilian team mate Hulk to make it 1-1.

The altercation began once Oscar laid-off the ball at 2 players of Guangzhou R&F in fast succession as tackles began to fly. Within seconds, 5 blue shirts had converged on him and Oscar was knocked down to the field.

Source: The Standard (Oscar brawls in the game in China)
Source: The Standard (Oscar brawls in the game in China)

That inevitably led to all the twenty-two players coming back along in an almighty scrimmage on the halfway line. It in turn, conjointly summoned both the benches to affix in furthermore, leaving the match referee Gang Zhou rather helpless to stop it.

Cards Given

Surprisingly, the officials of the sport brandished just only 5 cards once the dirt had finally settled. Guangzhou’s Li Tixiang saw red, along side 3 yellows for the hosts. Likewise, the guests had Fu Huan booked a red card. Oscar, meanwhile, escaped any censure and completed the game with none additional drama.

Implication

The draw has left Shanghai SIPG 4 points behind the league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande. Meanwhile Guangzhou R&F re an extra 9 points behind them in fifth.

Oscar had moved to China for a fee of around £60m in the last January transfer window.

Short Bio of Oscar

Oscar is a Brazilian professional football player. He plays as an offensive midfielder for Chinese club Shanghai SIPG and the Brazil national team. He has previously played for the English Premier League club Chelsea, and Brazilian football club, São Paulo.