Football Seven injured as Polish fans clash with police in Madrid

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Legia Warsaw football fans are escorted by Spanish police into stadium ahead of the match between Real Madrid and Legia Warszawa at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 18, 2016 play

Legia Warsaw football fans are escorted by Spanish police into stadium ahead of the match between Real Madrid and Legia Warszawa at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 18, 2016

(AFP)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Five Polish fans and two police officers were injured after clashes before Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw in the Spanish capital.

The clashes started as fans arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu before kick-off for the Group F game classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

Some fans hurled objects, including glass bottles and flares, at police, threatening journalists who recorded the skirmishes which lasted half an hour before order was restored.

"There were no arrests," Spanish police said.

Spanish authorities had been expecting around 3,500 Legia fans to make the trip to the Santiago Bernabeu with 2,000 security personnel employed to police them.

Earlier three Polish football fans were arrested hours before kick-off.

The three detainees, aged 31, 33 and 34, attacked waitresses in a bar in the La Latina district of Madrid, stealing the mobile phone of one woman and attempting to rob cash from the till, a police spokesperson confirmed to AFP.

When police arrived at the scene, they were also confronted by the three fans.

The return match between the sides in two weeks' time will be played behind closed doors after Legia were sanctioned by UEFA for racist behaviour and fighting among the home fans in Legia's 6-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund last month.

Legia were also fined 80,000 euros ($90,000) for the incidents.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Jessica Lebene 9 hot photos of Afriyie Acquah’s new baby mamabullet
2 Baby Jet A photo story of Asamoah Gyan through the years as he turns 32bullet
3 Sexual Assault Robinho sentenced to nine years in prisonbullet
4 It's A Boy! Afriyie Acquah has a new baby with lady who leaked...bullet
5 Black Stars Captain 5 things Ghanaians will always remember...bullet
6 Black Stars Ghana move up in FIFA ranking despite missing out...bullet
7 National Duty This is how John Painstil ended up as a...bullet
8 Ghanaian Players Abroad Goalkeeper Razak Brimah welcomes...bullet
9 John Painstil "Rumours of me beating my wife destroyed...bullet
10 Chelsea Star Twitter king Batshuayi shares nice photo...bullet

Top Videos

1 John Mensah Divorce from my wife made me stronger - John Mensahbullet
2 Video Andre Ayew’s screamer wins Premier League Goal for Octoberbullet
3 FIFA Ghana ranked 51st in the latest FIFA Rankingsbullet
4 Asamoah Gyan Gyan to Real Madridbullet
5 Video Highlights of former Ghana and Ajax midfielder who passed awaybullet
6 Video Watch highlights of Black Stars 0-3 victory at Saudi Arabiabullet
7 Video This sumptuous Ayew’s goal nominated for goal of the...bullet
8 Video Ghanaians will forever love Junior Agogo for this goalbullet
9 Video Watch Ghanaian youngster's brace for Arsenalbullet
10 Video Watch Thomas Partey's goal against Elchebullet

Football