The National Police has arrested five fans of the German Eintracht Frankfurt for riots and attacks on fans of the Scottish Glasgow Rangers in a massive fight that took place at midnight this Monday in front of the Cathedral of Sevillea city that hosts the Europa League final between the two teams on Wednesday.
The events, as reported by the Police in a statement, occurred when a group of 200 Eintracht fans attacked Rangers supporters in the area around the Cathedral and police officers who were in the Plaza de San Francisco, about a hundred meters away, intervened to break up the tumult and the fight.
Observing the rapid arrival of the National Police Units, German fans fled towards Paseo Colónparallel to the Guadalquivir River, and beat Glasgow Rangers supporters as they fled and clashed with police officers who were trying to prevent the Scottish supporters from being attacked.
At this time, the German fans began to throw glass, flares and tables at the police officers and, when they reached about 100 meters from the bars located on Paseo de Colón and Calle Adriano, the police had set up containment lines and managed to neutralize the incident in this way, firing a few salvos.
The place of these events is the same in which there was a confrontation between fans of Eintracht and English West Ham last Marchwhen these teams faced Betis and Sevilla respectively in the round of 16 of the Europa League.
As a result of these incidents no serious injuries, apart from a Scottish supporter with a concussion on the head.