"The most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football, possibly in the history of the game." - David Coleman.
That quote from David Coleman summed up one of the most grueling moments in football history as Chile faced Italy in a Group 2 clash.
There was added heat to the match as just two years prior in Chile, the largest earthquake in history (a 9.5 on the Richter Scale) and two Italian journalists (Antonio Ghiredelli and Corrado Pizzinelli) both labeled the city of Santiago as "a dump" before the World Cup, causing even higher tensions for Chile.
Just 12 seconds into the match, the first foul was committed and Honorino Landa was sent off in the 12th minute and had to be escorted off by police after refusing to leave the pitch.
Throughout the match, there were many different incidents that happened such as Chile's Leonel Sanchez punch to Italian Mario David (for which Sanchez was not sent off), but David was sent off several minutes later after kicking Sanchez in the head.
Later on, Sanchez broke Humberto Maschio's nose with a left hook and police had to intervene three more times to break up numerous scuffles during the match.
Chile won the match 2-0 on goals from Jaime Ramírez and Jorge Toro.