MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Three Italian nationals have been reported to be injured on Wednesday night in clashes in Moscow between Roma FC and Russia’s CSKA FC football fans on the sidelines of the UEFA Champions League match, a police source told TASS on Thursday.
"Three Italian citizens were injured as a result of the fights," the source said. "One of them filed a complaint with the Moscow police requesting an investigation into the incident."
The source said that the participating parties in the brawl between the Russian and Italian football clubs’ fans resorted to tear gas and metal rods adding that a total of 60 people were reported to be involved with 40 of them coming from Italy.
The Moscow police reported on Wednesday that before the match’s kick-off several dozens of CSKA fans attempted to attack Roma FC supporters. Several hooligans flying the colors of the Russian football club were detained and put in custody as a result of the assault.
The second-leg group stage match between Roma and CSKA was played at the iconic Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital on Wednesday night and ended with the Italian’s 2-1 win over the hosts.
In its previous three Group G matches of the UEFA Champions League, CSKA Moscow FC drew 2-2 with Viktoria Plzen on September 19, defeated Real Madrid 1-0 on October 2 and lost to Roma 0-3 on October 23.