The riot police had to be called to the VIP area of Atlético Madrid Civitas Mepolitano Stadium after a mass brawl broke out during last night’s Champions League action.
Atletico hosted Feyenoord in what was probably the best game of the evening, which ended with a narrow 3-2 win for the home team.
But the game was marred by the mass brawl in Atlético’s VIP boxes.
Spanish outlet AS Shared footage courtesy of El Chiringuito showing clashes between Feyenoord and Atlético fans.
The video shows a man running and kicking another man.
Onlookers then rushed to the scene as the altercation escalated into a massive brawl.
A second video then showed riot police moving in to defuse the situation and appearing to take away the man whose kick started the fight.
Football Spain report that six Feyenoord fans were arrested following the violence that left a child and several adults injured.
The child was reportedly beaten with a chair during the violence.
A number of Feyenoord fans bought tickets at the home game after their 3,000-strong contingent sold out – and it was those fans who caused chaos in an area where tickets cost £165 each.
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Both teams will now have to wait in anticipation as UEFA prepares a report into the behavior of their fans.
Feyenoord is clearly at risk of punishment, but Atlético is responsible for the behavior of all fans in its stadium and must therefore expect tensions.
Football Spain There are also reports that large sections of fans from both groups agreed to brawl before the game, but these reports are not confirmed by the Spanish police.
Atletico had to fight back twice after Feyenoord took the lead, but finally scored the winner with a 47th-minute strike from Alvaro Morata.