As the final whistle blew, an altercation between Reds defender Ashtone Morgan and Santos striker Darwin Quintero led to a full-on scrum between the two teams. Both benches cleared and, while no further blows were thrown, both sides left knowing that the final score would be settled next Wednesday.
“They already warned us that it’s going to be a war over there and we know that ourselves,” said TFC captain Julian de Guzman. “We’ve already had that experience playing at Cruz Azul and Pumas. We know what type of atmosphere it’s going to be over there and now we’ve sparked up some more fire after this game for these guys. We’re ready for it, we’re looking forward to it and the guys are prepared.”
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