Bayern fans in ugly clashes with Bernabeu police
Police clashed with Bayern Munich fans in ugly confrontations inside Santiago Bernabeu during the team’s Champions League defeat to Actual Madrid.
Riot police equipped with protective masks, armour and security batons had been observed getting into a section of visiting supporters towards the end with the very first half of Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg.
Several fans, a lot of of them wearing scarfs over their faces, had been caught up in scuffles with all the officers as they began lining the front two rows of your section of your stand.
There was no instant indication of what prompted the police response.
Madrid had promised to step up the police presence before the match within the wake of clashes with Leicester City fans ahead of final week’s meeting between Atletico Madrid along with the English champions.
“Nearly 1,800 officers will make sure that the match is held commonly and that safety is reinforced in and outdoors the stadium,” Madrid’s city hall said inside a statement this week. “The police presence may also be reinforced in tourist places of your capital.'”
Madrid won 4-2 immediately after extra-time to progress towards the semi-finals having a 6-3 aggregate victory.