OREANDA-NEWS. Fans of Brazilian football club Gremio broke the equipment used to operate the video assistant referee system (VAR) after the 1-3 defeat by Palmeiras. The video was published by the global.

Gremio midfielder Diego Sousa scored the first goal of the match in the 12th minute. However, Palmeiras managed to level the score and then take the lead thanks to a Rafael Veiga's double.

In the 86th minute of the game, Gremio managed to level the score, but after a VAR review, the referee found an offside and cancelled the goal. In stoppage time in the second half, striker Breno Lopez scored his third goal for Gremio.

After the final whistle, Gremio's fans ran onto the pitch and started to break down the equipment. The players and the referees had by then retreated to the backroom. However, when police officers arrived on the pitch, the fans returned to the stand.

This was Gremio's fourth defeat in their last five meetings, and they sit in last place in the standings with 26 points from 27 games. If they fail to improve, they risk relegation.

That said, Gremio is one of Brazil's most decorated clubs. It has won the national championship twice, the Cup five times and the Super Cup once. It has also won the Libertadores Cup three times.