On Thursday night, May 27, riot police in Portugal had to separate and disperse Manchester City and Manchester United fans who were fighting ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League final clash against Chelsea this weekend.
Two people were reportedly injured after clashes near Porto’s Sao Bento railway station and in the city’s popular riverside quarter known as the Ribeira.
This is the second straight night of clashes between football fans in the country ahead of the final.
Portuguese Police confirmed a man had been taken to Santo Antonio Hospital following an incident near the station around 10 pm local time last night/on Thursday night, May 27.
The second incident occurred around half an hour later.
The fight started after Manchester City fans started taunting holidaying Manchester United fans whose team had just gone out on penalties to the Spanish side Villarreal in the Europa League final.
An eyewitness said: “That set off pushing and shoving followed by fighting in the street.
“Riot police had to wade in with batons to break it up.”