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Spain: Tensions rise in Madrid before crucial Champions League match01:25

Spain: Tensions rise in Madrid before crucial Champions League match

Spain, Madrid
March 10, 2015 at 22:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tensions mounted in Madrid between German football fans and Spanish police before Tuesday night's Champions League clash between FC Schalke 04 and Real Madrid. The capital saw a heavy police presence after two Schalke fans were arrested on Monday night. The altercation occurred after the FC Schalke supporters threw beer over police officers who were trying to move fans away from a bar in the Puerta del Sol square. The two German supporters, covered in blood, were detained and taken away in a police car.

Over 3,000 Schalke supporters are thought to be in the city, where their team has to overcome a 2-0 deficit after losing the first-leg match in Gelsenkirchen on February 18.

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Tensions mounted in Madrid between German football fans and Spanish police before Tuesday night's Champions League clash between FC Schalke 04 and Real Madrid. The capital saw a heavy police presence after two Schalke fans were arrested on Monday night. The altercation occurred after the FC Schalke supporters threw beer over police officers who were trying to move fans away from a bar in the Puerta del Sol square. The two German supporters, covered in blood, were detained and taken away in a police car.

Over 3,000 Schalke supporters are thought to be in the city, where their team has to overcome a 2-0 deficit after losing the first-leg match in Gelsenkirchen on February 18.

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