Leicester’s Europa League win over Legia Warsaw is marred by ugly scenes in the stands as away fans attack police, attempt to break through segregation and throw missiles
- Legia Warsaw fans set off flares and some of them tried to attack the police
- Police in riot gear had to be called in as reinforcements during ugly scenes
- Pictures showed some fans managed to go through the barricades
Crowd trouble marred Leicester’s Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw leaving both clubs facing possible action from UEFA.
Midway through the second half of Leicester’s 3-1 win, supporters housed in the away end attempted to reach Leicester supporters by storming through the lines of security that separated them.
Dozens of police dressed in riot gear managed to push the Legia fans back after a battle between the forces and the supporters that lasted about 10 minutes.
Legia Warsaw fans caused trouble during their side’s clash with Leicester on Thursday
Warsaw fans broke through the barricades and started attacking the police
The riot police had their work cut out against thugs trying to break the barriers
The travelling fans filled the night air with smoke after setting off numerous red flares before the trouble started.
Some of them clambered over the blockages in an attempt to reach the police and there were reports of missiles also being thrown.
Leicester were fined £17,000 earlier this season after incidents between rival fans during their 2-2 draw with Napoli in September.
Reinforcements had to be called and riot police were able to subdue to aggressive fans
Smoke filled the night air as a number of red flares were set off in the away end
On the pitch, Leicester recorded their first win in five matches as first-half goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi put them top of the group.
When Leicester were 2-0 up, Filip Mladenovic replied for Legia after Kasper Schmeichel had saved a penalty from Mahir Emreli.
A draw at Napoli next month will be enough to seal a place in the knockout stages, while staying in first place will result in a bye to the last 16.
This fan was pictured attempting to land a punch on a policeman during the clashes