Mexico and USA stars were hit by objects, including bottles, as supporters launched beers at players during a fiery CONCACAF Nations League final.
The finals for the competition were held at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, with the hosts scoring a penalty in extra-time to win.
The Mexicans had taken the lead just two minutes in through Jesus Corona, before Giovani Reyna equalised just before the half-hour mark.
Diego Lainez thought he had won it 11 minutes from time, but Juventus star Weston McKennie headed in another leveller to force the game into extra-time.
The score remained level heading into the second period of extra-time, when Chelsea star Christian Pulisic was brought down in the box.
Referee John Pitti had decided not to award a spot-kick, but he overturned his decision after a lengthy VAR process which also saw Mexico boss Gerardo Martino sent off.
After that process, Pulisic stepped up to convert the penalty himself, before Mexico were then awarded their own spot-kick soon after.
But US goalkeeper Ethan Horvath was able to produce a stunning save to deny Andres Guardado and win the tournament.
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The action was not only on the field though, with Mexican fans launching projectiles at players of both sides in the dying embers of the game.
With Pulisic down injured, bottles rained down on the pitch from the stands, with the objects striking Mexican star Henry Martin as well as US goalscorer Reyna.
The Borussia Dortmund man was hit in the face by the bottle or cup that was launched at him, leaving US head coach Gregg Berhalter furious with the Mexican supporters.
“It has no place in the game, spectators throwing objects onto the field,” Berhalter said.
“A total lack of respect for what's happening on the field and all the effort that both teams were putting into the game, so I was really disappointed to see that.
“[Reyna is] going to be OK, but he did take something to the head and it could've been a lot worse.”
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