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MOSCOW, February 22 (Itar-Tass) — During the Champion’s League match between Russia’s CSKA Moscow and Spain’s Real Madrid at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, the football fans broke down about 1.8 thousand seats, the city police told Itar-Tass.
The press service of the special forces centre of the RF Interior Ministry’s main department for Moscow said on Tuesday that the police during checks before the game identified and detained more than 30 people who were intoxicated or attempted to carry prohibited items into the stadium, including flares. Another 40 fans were detained for various offenses during and after the match. A total about 70 fans were detained.
No serious incidents were registered during the game. “However, during the match the fans at the Russian stands broke down 1,757 seats, inflicting damage worth nearly 457 thousand roubles,” according to the police source.
According to earlier reports, 800 fans of the Spanish team that were seated on a separate stand, arrived in Moscow from Spain to watch the game. Almost 75 thousand people came to the Luzhniki Stadium for the match.
As many as 3.2 thousand law enforcement officers, including 539 soldiers of the police special task force and 1.8 thousand Interior Troops soldiers, were ensuring law and order during the sport event.
The match between CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid ended in a draw - 1:1.