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Perugia captain suffers broken nose after head-butt

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Two Premier League stars get acquainted  (©GettyImages)
Two Premier League stars get acquainted (©GettyImages).

An Italian friendly turned ugly at the weekend, leading to two red cards, a head-butt, a punch and a broken nose.

Perugia were continuing their preseason campaign against amateur side Castel del Piano before it all kicked off.

A fairly innocuous challenge sparked off the brawl, when 34-year-old Perugia defender Gianluca Comotto hit out at Alex Gibbs of Castel del Piano.

Reports claims Gibbs reacted with a head butt, breaking Comotto's nose. Both players were sent off by the referee - not exactly playing in the spirit of a 'friendly'.

Check out the footage of the incident from this clip below - and thanks to 101greatgoals.com for getting hold of the video first...

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