Ugly scenes at the Sevilla stadium as Zagreb supporters clash with Spanish police. picture: twitter
Dinamo Zagreb fans involved in violent clashes with Spanish police in Europa League draw Seville
Sevilla’s brilliant victory in the Europa League tonight, Thursday February 17, against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb, was marred by violent clashes between Croatian fans and Spanish police.
Ugly scenes ensued as Zagreb fans inside the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium looked set to fight with baton-wielding police. The seats appeared to have been ripped off and thrown in the direction of the advancing line of cops, who were charging at the traveling football fans.
Last September, fans of the same club got into trouble when they attacked a group of West Ham supporters who were drinking in a bar in Zagreb after the match.
The 3-1 win for the six-time European League winners puts them in a strong position for next Thursday’s return leg in Croatia. Anthony Martial, on loan all season from Manchester United, scored his first goal for his new club, a minute after the start of added time in the first half.
The striker latched onto a quick counter-attacking move from the Andalusians, as Papu Gomez pushed him to the edge of the penalty area, before slotting the ball into the top corner of Zagreb’s net.
Ivan Rakitic – ironically a Croatian – opened the scoring after 13 minutes with a penalty. Mislav Orsic leveled the scores for Dinamo after 41 minutes, before Lucas Ocampos restored the hosts’ lead in the 44th minute, as reported thesun.co.uk.
— Marius (@MariusCassoly) February 17, 2022
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