There was a drama in a Brazilian derby when the referee issued a to5tal of nine red cards as a result of which the match came to an end abruptly.
The red cards which sent the nine players out of the pitch, came as a result of series of punches and blows between Vitoria and Bahia.
Denilson breaks the deadlock for the home side following 33 minutes but Vinicius leveled with a penalty, four minutes into the second half. He celebrated the goal with a provocative dance in front of the home fans, which prompted anger from Victoria players.
Punches were exchanged between the two sides and five men were awarded red cards for their Joshua-Takam performances, three from Bahia and two from Vitoria.
Two more players, one from each side, were sent off three minutes after the first incident, as tempers frayed and inconvenience spread to the porches.
With just 13 minutes left, a fourth Vitoria player was sent off, inciting Bispo to kick the ball away and forced the official into granting him his second yellow and a match-ending red.