Things got heated in the CONCACAF final between the US and Mexico

USA faced Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final last night – and it’s fair to say, tensions were running high

The USA, managed by Gregg Berhalter, won a pulsating contest 3-2, with the game going into extra time.

Jesus Corona put Mexico ahead inside two minutes, before Giovanni Reyna equalised.

Diego Lainez then restored Mexico’s advantage on 79 minutes, with Weston McKennie scoring the game’s second equaliser just three minutes later.

That meant that extra time was called for, and Chelsea‘s Christian Pulisic scored an 114th minute penalty to win the title for USA.

But it was the altercations between the two sides that took most of the headlines.

The first major scuffle broke out in the 92nd minute, after Mexico’s Hector Herrera was deemed to have fouled USA goalkeeper Ethan Horvath in the box.

Both sides of players then surrounded the referee, before Herrera grabbed hold of McKennie’s neck in the ensuing chaos.

Hirving Lozano then gets involved and pushes former Newcastle full-back DeAndre Yedlin into the referee. Lozano got away without a caution for that incident, although would eventually get booked later on – as was the case for plenty of other players on the pitch.

Edson Alvarez and Timothy Weah then square up to each other, before the scuffle is finally curtailed.

But with extra-time looming, you wouldn’t have expected this one to end quietly. And indeed it didn’t.

At one point, a streaker ran onto the pitch, before Mexico boss Gerardo Martino was sent off for interfering with VAR.

Horvath, who had been substituted on following an injury to Manchester City‘s Zack Steffen, then saved a penalty from Andres Guardado deep into extra time.

Then, in the 128th minute of play, this happened:

Having scored the winning penalty, Pulisic is seen laid out on the pitch as the linesman attempts to break up another fight between the US and Mexico players.

An arm is thrown in the direction of McKennie, before a number of other Mexico players get involved in the action as well.

Objects are then thrown from the crowd, one of which hits a Mexico player.

The referee then finally blew the whistle, having booked a total of eight players and sent off a manager throughout the course of the match.

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