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Lucas Torreira crunched Neymar in a tackle.

Lucas Torreira gets booked for crunching tackle on Neymar during Brazil v Uruguay

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While European nations are doing battle in the UEFA Nations League, South American nations have to make do with friendly matches for now.

And on Friday night, Brazil and Uruguay clashed at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

It may only have been an exhibition but South American bragging rights were on the line. That probably explains the eight yellow cards during a feisty 90 minutes.

The first to be yellow carded?

Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira.

Torreira was playing in his home stadium and it seemed as though he still thought he was playing in the Premier League.

After just 24 minutes, Torreira was in Craig Pawson’s book.

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The offence?

An absolutely crunching tackle on Neymar on the halfway line.

The Paris Saint-Germain star held onto the ball for far too long with Torreira around and he felt the full force of the 22-year-old.

WATCH: TORREIRA CRUNCHES NEYMAR

Take a look:

ARSENAL FANS LOVED IT

As you can probably imagine, Arsenal fans absolutely loved it. Check out the reaction:

Torreira was involved with Neymar later on in the match - but this time he timed his tackle perfectly.

As Neymar entered the box, Torreira stole the ball away from him before winning a tackle against Roberto Firmino.

WATCH: TORREIRA TACKLES NEYMAR & FIRMINO

But Neymar eventually had the last laugh.

With 15 minutes remaining, Brazil were awarded a dubious penalty which Neymar stuck away for his 60th international goal.

And there was nothing Torreira could do about it.

Topics:
Football
Uruguay Football
Lucas Torreira
Roberto Firmino
Brazil Football
Neymar
Premier League
Arsenal

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