Pitched battle outside Bernabéu between police and Legia ultras
The police and Legia ultras clashed outside the Bernabéu prior to Tuesday evening's Champions League match at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid.
Violent disturbances at the Bernabéu
As had been feared there were disturbances outside the Santiago Bernabéu stadium ahead of the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw, when police clashed with visiting ultra groups, in Calle Rafael Salgado, leaving several injured.
Mounted police charged at the Legia fans, and fired rubber bullets to calm a situation that was escalating rapidly, with Legia fans attacking police, and the police responding in kind. According to Europa Press there were seven injuries requiring medical treatment: five Legia fans and two police officers. None of the injured required hospital treatment.
Legia Ultras and police involved in pitched battle
Ultas and police were involved in a pitched battle that left several injured.
2000 efectivos en el dispositivo de seguridad pero pasó lo inevitable con los hinchas del Legia pic.twitter.com/jzj2BFDbva— Pablo Vander (@pablo_vande) 18 de octubre de 2016
'2,000 security personnel but the inevitable happened with the Legia fans'
Así reprimía la policía a un aficionado del Legia pic.twitter.com/l2JenBhOPB— Pablo Vander (@pablo_vande) 18 de octubre de 2016
'Police take down a Legia fan'
Es una autentica situación de guerra. Con un altavoz el líder del Legia le ordena a la policía que cedan terreno. pic.twitter.com/80lIM5NHia— Pablo Vander (@pablo_vande) 18 de octubre de 2016
'It's an actual war. A leader of the Legia fans, with a loudhailer, is demanding the police give up terrain'
Paliza de seguidores del Legia de Varsovia a la Policía al lado del Bernabéu pic.twitter.com/fDhjCqsoEs— Pablo Arjona (@pabloarjona) 18 de octubre de 2016
'Legia fans attack police in the gardens outside the Bernabéu'
The security forces had anticipated trouble from the feared Legia ultras, with a huge security presence being put in place at the Santiago Bernabéu, with more than 1,500 police officers and 700 private security guards.
Arrests in the centre of Madrid
Earlier in the day three Polish fans were arrested in the centre of Madrid after allegedly attacking a waitress in a bar and stealing a mobile phone.
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