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Bayern Munich fans injured in clashes at youth game in Athens

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Bayern Munich fans injured in clashes at youth game in Athens
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group B - Olympiacos v Bayern Munich - Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece - October 22, 2019 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller in action with Olympiacos' Kostas Tsimikas REUTERS/Costas Baltas   -   Copyright  COSTAS BALTAS(Reuters)
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ATHENS (Reuters) – At least six Bayern Munich supporters were injured during clashes with hooded people who stormed the pitch during a youth game in Athens, police officials said on Tuesday.

The UEFA Youth League game between Bayern Munich and Olympiakos was halted at the 84th minute, after a group of about 80 hooded people riding motorcycles and carrying bats and sticks stormed the pitch and attacked the fans in the stands.

Olympiakos was trailing 4-0 when the violence erupted, just hours before a Champions League game between the two teams at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Piraeus.

A security guard was also injured, a police official said, adding that there were no arrests so far.

“The intruders have nothing to do … whatsoever with the Olympiakos family,” Olympiakos said in a statement.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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