Carlos Tevez was criticized for his studs-up challenge that left Ezequiel Ham with a broken ankle.
Tevez scored two goals in the match.
“I went for the ball, I didn’t have bad intentions,” he said in a television interview. “I’m sad because I didn’t want to hurt the lad, I’ve never hurt anyone playing football, this is the first time. I’m going to visit him and apologize.”
Argentinos coach Néstor Gorosito did not accept Tevez’s version of events. “It wasn’t unintentional,” he told the club’s website. “We were three metres from the incident and you could see it ... Those who have played football know these things.”