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  • Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy on Tuesday night
  • He shoved him over an advertising hoarding for holding onto the ball
  • The incident provoked a fiery exchange between both sets of players

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 21:21 EDT, 13 March 2018 | Updated: 21:26 EDT, 13 March 2018

Shakhtar Donetsk were sent crashing out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after slipping to defeat away at Roma.

But striker Facundo Ferreyra made headlines all by himself for sending a ball boy crashing over the advertising hoardings.

The incident provoked a fiery exchange between both sets of players towards the end of a game that was decided by Edin Dzeko's second-half strike.

Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy holding onto the ball for too long
Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy holding onto the ball for too long

Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy holding onto the ball for too long

As he finally returned the ball from the touchline Ferreyra shoved him over a barrier
As he finally returned the ball from the touchline Ferreyra shoved him over a barrier

As he finally returned the ball from the touchline Ferreyra shoved him over a barrier

The ball boy was sent head over heels as Ferreyra tried to get the game back underway
The ball boy was sent head over heels as Ferreyra tried to get the game back underway

The ball boy was sent head over heels as Ferreyra tried to get the game back underway

Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk players clash in the closing stages of their Champions League tie
Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk players clash in the closing stages of their Champions League tie

Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk players clash in the closing stages of their Champions League tie

Facundo Ferreyra caused an outcry after pushing a ball boy over the advertising hoardings
Facundo Ferreyra caused an outcry after pushing a ball boy over the advertising hoardings

Facundo Ferreyra caused an outcry after pushing a ball boy over the advertising hoardings

Roma were heading through on away goals before Ferreyra took matters into his own hands with time ticking away and the hosts keen to eat up minutes.

With just 10 minutes remaining a ball boy on the side of the pitch held onto the ball a little too long for the 26-year-old's liking.

Ferreyra proceeded to shove him off his feet and over the advertising hoarding as he grabbed the ball from his grasp.

But his actions failed to inspire a late rally from his team-mates, who exit the competition at the last-16 stage.

Ferreyra has proved a success in Ukraine but famously failed to play a single minute of football in an entire season on loan at Newcastle in 2014-15. 

The ball boy lies down after being pushed over for holding onto the ball for too long
The ball boy lies down after being pushed over for holding onto the ball for too long

The ball boy lies down after being pushed over for holding onto the ball for too long

Diego Perotti remonstrates with the 26-year-old after his altercation on the sidelines
Diego Perotti remonstrates with the 26-year-old after his altercation on the sidelines

Diego Perotti remonstrates with the 26-year-old after his altercation on the sidelines


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