Shocking footage captured the moment a drunken football hooligan rampaging around Kiev before being knocked unconscious by a scar seller.
The harrowing footage shows the thug wrestling with another man in a part of the Ukranian capital – where the Champion’s League final is being hosted tonight.
It comes as thousands of Liverpool fans descend on the city for the club’s showdown against Real Madrid.
The video shows the two men fighting on a grassy verge as confused locals look on – not knowing what triggered the violence.
The harrowing footage shows the thug wrestling with another man in a part of the Ukranian capital – where the Champion’s League final is being hosted tonight
The video shows the two men fighting on a grassy verge as confused locals look on – not knowing what triggered the violence
The thug tears his rival’s shirt off before kneeing and punching him the head a number of times
The hooligan tears his rival’s shirt off before kneeing and punching him the head a number of times.
He then leaves his opponent and walks over to a scarf sellers who is believed to have been telling him to leave the man alone.
The brute is then struck in the face with a lightning-fast punch and falls to the ground unconscious.
A Reddit user suggested the man was a ‘thug targeting random people’.
The shirtless hooligan then leaves his opponent and walks over to a scarf sellers who is believed to have been telling him to leave the man alone.
The brute is then struck in the face with a lightning-fast punch and falls to the ground unconscious
The man is then left lying on the ground seemingly unconscious before two men come to his aid
However, other reports suggest he was picking on British fans.
Five metro stations in Kiev were also evacuated today following a bomb scare.
Passengers were ordered to abandon trains in two suburbs of the Ukranian capital.
The stations were reopened after the incident was declared a ‘false alarm’, according to the BBC.
Photos have also emerged of a number of Liverpool fans being attacked by hooligans in Kiev just two nights before the Champions League final.
Police surround the suspect following the incident at Roosters Grill restaurant in Kiev
The event took place just 200m away from NSC Olimpiyskiy, where the final will be played
Ukrainian police, who confirmed two people had been arrested in relation to the incident, said it was being treated as ‘group hooliganism’ after two people they described as ‘foreigners’ were injured.
The fracas, which occurred around 11pm local time on Thursday, happened while Liverpool fans were at a restaurant in the Ukrainian capital.
The supporters were forced to hide inside the Rooster Grill restaurant — which is just 200m away from the NSC Olimpiyskiy, where Saturday’s final will take place — using chairs and tables to protect themselves from their attackers.
Ukraine police also said the victims and the alleged attackers refused to offer statements.
A suspect is taken to the ground and detained by police outside the Kiev restaurant
Ukrainian police say the two arrested people face fines and they have opened an investigation on a charge of ‘hooliganism’ and are trying to identify and track down other participants in the fight.
Mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, has said that the Liverpool fans were attacked like a ‘pack of dogs’ and told the Liverpool Echo that security was ‘a main priority’.
‘Security for us is a main priority and we know what happened last year in Paris,’ he said.
‘Right now more than 10,000 police man are watching and controlling the city and thousands of volunteers.’
The attack will raise fears of further trouble and violence ahead of Saturday’s game, with even more Liverpool fans expected to arrive.
Ukrainian police detain another suspect before disclosing that two people have been arrested
The reports of fan violence came just hours after the club’s stars arrived in Kiev as they reach the finishing stretch of their preparations for the biggest game of their season.
And Liverpool fans who were due to fly out to Ukraine had their flights cancelled – prompting the city’s mayor to brand it an ‘utter shambles’.
Almost 1,000 supporters already faced missing the game of a lifetime after operator Worldchoice Sports cancelled three flights because it did not have sufficient landing slots at Boryspil Airport.
Liverpool then said a further flight booked through Myriad Travel and Crown Travel had also been cancelled.
City mayor Joe Anderson said he was working with his Kiev counterpart – former boxer Vitali Klitschko – and airlines to find a solution for all those who face missing out, but sent an update on Wednesday afternoon saying he was ‘gutted’ he was unable to find a solution.
He wrote on Twitter before the latest cancellation: ‘Hugely disappointed that our efforts to sort #LFC fan flights has not worked @Vitaliy_Klychko & airport directors did all possible with landing slots and planes but not able to get over the line. Frustrated by utter shambles faced by loyal fans.’
‘The company has said it can’t resolve it, we have to respect that. Gutted we got so close,’ he added.