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Football: Fights between Dynamo Kiev and Ajax fans lead to nine arrests

Football: Fights between Dynamo Kiev and Ajax fans lead to nine arrests

Stewards try to stop a hooligan grabbing a fence during clashes before the UEFA Champions League play off second leg football match between Dynamo Kiev and Ajax Amsterday in Kiev, Ukraine. (Anatolii Stepanov/AFP)

KIEV: Supporters of Dynamo Kiev and Dutch side Ajax clashed in the Ukrainian capital before a Champions League playoff on Tuesday (Aug 28), leading to nine arrests.

"Police ended the fight," a police statement said, adding the trouble had broken out in a bar near the Olympic Stadium.

Nine "active participants" were taken to a police station.

Video of the incidents on social media showed dozens of young men running towards a cafe in an otherwise deserted road and sounds resembling shots could he heard.

Around 1,500 police and soldiers were on patrol in Kiev for the match, which ended in a goalless draw, with Ajax reaching the group stages thanks to a 3-1 win in the first leg.

Source: AFP/de

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