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Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski Embroiled in Massive Brawl

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Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski engaged in a mass brawl after their J-League side Vissel Kobe conceded a 104th-minute equaliser to the opposition goalkeeper.

Shimizu S-Pulse goalkeeper Yuji Rokutan scored from a corner 14 minutes into added time to snatch a point on Saturday evening, after Vissel led 3-1 with three minutes to go.

Ugly scenes soon followed as the away side’s Wellington Luis de Sousa was sent off for pushing players and staff members of the opposition team.

De Sousa received a yellow card for a foul, seconds before arguing with the Shimizu bench and running into a crowd of coaches and players – shoving anyone in his path.

Former Barcelona star Iniesta tried to break up the incident but coaches and players including former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski continued to tussle.

The German international lost his temper and was clearly furious that his side let their lead slip.

Podolski was seen pushing coaches off the pitch before being taken away from the situation.

De Sousa then made his way out of the crowd to where the referee was waiting to show him a red card.

Rokutan then tried to guide De Sousa off the pitch which only resulted in the Brazilian forward throwing the last-minute goalscorer to the floor.

The visitors were already down to 10 men before the Brazilian striker’s red card as Naoyuki Fajita saw red in the 83rd minute.

The man advantage spurred on the hosts and Douglas headed in a cross in the 87th minute to give his side hope.

It didn’t look like an equaliser was going to arrive but four minutes added on turned into 14 after a lengthy injury.

The home side were desperate to get an equaliser and with the game now in its 114th minute, Rokutan came up for a corner and headed home in a dramatic finale.

The draw leaves Shimizu S-Pulse in seventh and Iniesta and Podolski’s side sit 11th.

Kawasaki Frontale have already won the league.

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