Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie

Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie

Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie

Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. It stressed, however, that not all fans arriving from Russian Federation were members of such "ultra" groups.

La Vanguardia in its turn characterized Russian fans as "extremely violent, intolerable of other nationalities, ultra-right martial artists".

Inocencio Alonso, 51, was hospitalized during the clashes and subsequently suffered a heart attack, the Spanish daily El Pais reported.

Nine were arrested, and two Russian fans were taken to the hospital as fans brought weapons such as knives and batons to the game, according to police.

"Police detained the wanted man on his arrival in Erdinger Moos from Moscow", a German police statement said, adding the 31-year-old risks up to 15 years in jail in France for attempted homicide and grievous bodily harm.

"I don't know when it was or how it was".

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But shortly after that, fighting broke out in the Deusto district when a few Russian ultras threw a glass at a group of home fans.

Trouble erupted near Athletic's San Mames stadium before the Europa League round of 32 second leg, with the two sets of fans attacking each other.

Police were escorting some Spartak fans into the stadium but a stray group allegedly started igniting fireworks and throwing flares and objects toward Athletic supporters and police officers. "That would never happen in Russian Federation... Authorities should make lists of radical fans to make sure these people can't get visas and travel overseas to see away games". "It was obvious that there would be provocations, and indeed this is what happened".

Bilbao won 3-1 in the first leg in Russia last week, but the Russian side claimed a 2-1 victory in the return leg though were knocked out of Europe's second-tier competition on a 4-3 aggregate.

"When you get attacked, you must defend yourself", Izmailov stated. "They proceed in an atmosphere of hospitality, safety and comfort for the fans".

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