Ahead of tomorrow all-English UEFA Champions League final fixture between Chelsea and Man City, some traveling supporters of both clubs have engaged in a brawl with the police in Porto following a 10:00 pm COVID-19 protocol enforcement.
Recall Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain, PSG in the semis en route to their very first Champions League final, while Chelsea defeated Real Madrid to set up a clash at Porto.
Ahead of the Saturday’s fixture, both clubs are said to have hundreds of supporters in Porto already for the game.
As police watched staff close pubs and bars throughout the city they became involved in angry confrontations with supporters.
Many didn’t realise there was a strict 10.30pm drinking curfew to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
One Chelsea fan was led off drenched in blood.
Some City fans were involved in skirmishes with police.
Both sets of supporters had mingled happily together throughout the evening bellowing “Who the f*** are Man United?”
One football supporter said: “It was pretty minor – some people wanted another drink and the police were determined to move people on and back to their hotels.
“There was no trouble between Chelsea and City fans.”
In another report, Man City and Chelsea fans were said to have clashed in a city centre street as they returned to their hotels following the 10.30pm curfew.
Mobile phone footage posted online showed the supporters fighting before police stepped in to break it up.
The final was originally scheduled to take place at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium but it was moved to Porto’s Estadio do Dragao due to Covid-19 restrictions.