Beijing Guoan's Renato Augusto runs into the referee during a match
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VIDEO: Beijing Guoan’s Renato Augusto injured after running into referee

Clashed with New Zealander Matthew Conger.

Beijing Guoan’s Renato Augusto had to receive medical attention following a clash with the referee during a game at Shanghai East Asia.

Beijing were beaten 2-1 in a Chinese Super League clash at Shanghai Stadium on Sunday with the Brazilian, formerly of Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen and Corinthians, up front.

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Brazilian midfielder Renato Augusto had to receive medical attention after running into referee Matthew Conger's arm 🤕😂 pic.twitter.com/CatSpNVEgU

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At one point, 31-year-old Renato Augusto appeared to run head first into referee Matthew Conger’s shoulder before collapsing a heap.

The official from New Zealand looked around and brought the game to a halt while the injured player could get treatment.