Clash between supporters and police in Porto

Several English fans were involved in a clash with police on Thursday night in Porto, two days before the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea (9pm on RMC Sport).

Several supporters from Manchester City and Chelsea joined Porto on Saturday to compete in the Champions League final (9pm, on RMC Sport). And his presence was immediately noticed. Local media reported that several clashes occurred when the bar was closed on Thursday evening. This prompted police intervention and led to violent clashes. No information has been filtered on potential injuries or people arrested.

Originally scheduled for Istanbul, the finals were moved to Dragao Stadium due to less restrictive health measures between the UK and Portugal, allowing English fans to travel. In total, 16,500 supporters will be allowed to participate in the match in the enclosure, or 33% of the 50,000 seats. But many supporters traveled to the city crossed by Douro without a ticket.

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Other conflicts between the people

Fans with tickets will be taken to the stadium, but officials fear the city will be crowded without them. On Wednesday, unrest also spread to the seaside city of Albufeira in the south of the country, when Manchester City fans celebrated their rival Manchester United’s defeat against Villarreal (1- 1, 11 tab 10) in the Europa League final. .

The military police were forced to intervene to separate the fans of the two Mancunian clubs, who let their great rivalry break out several thousand kilometers from the north of England. In 2019, clashes between British supporters and the Portuguese police took place outside the Final 4 of the League of Nations. Two years later, the weekend in Porto’s streets promises to be very stressful again.

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