Thiago Silva has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of trying to break his leg during a recently friendly contest between Brazil and Portugal.
The two sides met in Brasilia on Wednesday, with the hosts running out 6-2 winners in an entertaining encounter.
However, the game was overshadowed by a number of exchanges involving Portugal skipper Ronaldo.
“He’s a malicious guy and if I hadn’t jumped out of the way he would have broken my leg,” said Brazilian defender Silva.
“He just lost it because we snuffed him totally out of the game.
“He had the nerve to say he didn’t touch me but that’s only because I got out of his way.
“Then he realised he was in the wrong and tried to apologise, but I wasn’t accepting that.”
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo was also unhappy at the antics of Ronaldo, claiming the Portuguse winger caught him with a stray elbow at one point.
“Ronaldo was out of order and a bigmouth,” he said.
“He elbowed me off the ball, then tried to have a shouting match about it.”