Chelsea and Manchester City followers clashed with police on Thursday night time in Porto earlier than the Champions League ultimate on Saturday.
Portuguese authorities have enforced a strict 10.30pm bar curfew to fight the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation, which was seemingly the reason for the aggravation.
In keeping with The Mirror, the shutting of pubs and bars all through town appeared to irk a few of the soccer followers and the curfew got here as a shock to many.
One Chelsea fan as left drenched in blood, whereas some City followers had been concerned in skirmishes with the police.
Each units of supporters had mingled fortunately collectively all through the night chanting, ‘Who the f*** are Man United?’
In a separate incident, City and Chelsea followers clashed in a metropolis centre road as they returned to their motels following the 10.30pm curfew.
Cell phone footage posted on-line confirmed the supporters preventing, earlier than police stepped in to interrupt it up.
The Blues received the competitors again in 2012 due to the heroics of Didier Droga, whereas it’s the first time City have ever reached the ultimate of a significant European competitors.
And the followers are specializing in the positives relatively than the off-field bother within the build-up to Saturday’s showpiece.
“Once we received the League Cup in 1976 and had been runners-up to Liverpool by one level in 1977, I assumed soccer was solely going to get higher and higher,” stated Kevin Parker, 60, normal secretary of City’s Official Supporters Membership and a season-ticket holder since 1973.
“The truth was it didn’t. It simply bought worse! However I’ve been on that journey and it’s been nice.
“I wouldn’t have modified that journey. I wouldn’t swap any of these 35 years after we didn’t win a trophy for anyone else’s success as a result of it was nice. It was a incredible journey.
“I don’t nonetheless wish to be on it – to be honest – however we’ve had one of the best of each worlds.”