Uefa to punish Atletico Madrid as six supporters arrested
Police had to be called in after a mass brawl erupted in the VIP section of Atletico Madrid’s Metopolitano stadium.
Atletico hosted Feyenoord in arguably the game of the night on Wednesday in the Champions League, ending in a narrow 3-2 victory for the Spaniards.
The brawl erupted, after a Feyenoord fan kicked an Atletico supporter. Riot police were called to put an end to the violence as Six arrests were reportedly made,
But the game was marred by the mass brawl in the posh seats.
A number of Feyenoord fans bought tickets in the home end after their 3000-strong allocation sold out with these particular fans causing chaos in an area where tickets cost £165 each.
Both sets of teams now face an anxious wait while Uefa compiles a report into the behaviour of their fans. Onlookers then rushed to the scene as the altercation descended into a huge brawl.
Feyenoord are clearly at risk of punishment but Atletico are responsible for the behaviour of all fans in their stadium and therefore face a nervous wait.
A second video then showed riot police coming in to defuse the situation and seemingly taking away the man whose kick sparked the fight.
Football Espana report that six Feyenoord fans have been arrested following the violence, which left one child and several adults injured. The child was reportedly hit with a stool during.
Football Espana also report that pockets of both sets of fans had arranged to meet up for a fight before the game but these reports are unconfirmed by Spanish police.
Atletico had to fight back twice after Feyenoord took the lead but eventually found the winner through Alvaro Morata’s second-half strike.