At least one minor injury is the balance of the clashes registered in the last hours between English fans who have come to the Portuguese city of Porto to attend the Champions League final that will face the Manchester City and to Chelsea.
The incidents occurred on Thursday night in the center of Porto after the closure of bars and restaurants.
Manchester City and Chelsea fans involved in clashes with Porto police and each other after bars shut at 10.30pm … with thousands more supporters set to arrive ahead of Champions League final. pic.twitter.com/ItKrTMbIG0
– Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) May 28, 2021
Portuguese police intervened but made no arrests, according to official sources.
The Portuguese authorities have deployed a special operation to prevent further incidents between English fans before the end of the UEFA champions league, which will gather more than 12,000 spectators on Saturday at the Do Dragão stadium.
The Portuguese police will put extraordinary surveillance at the airport, the city center and the areas near the stadium and will have the collaboration of eight agents from England who specialize in this type of event.
In the sights, some two hundred higher risk “hooligans” from both clubs, who are prohibited from entering sports venues but who are expected to appear in Porto.