Chelsea and Manchester City fans are filmed fighting on the streets of Madrid

Chelsea and Manchester City fans are filmed fighting in the streets of Madrid, with baton-wielding riot police charging after punches and drinks were thrown midway through matches in the Club Champions League in the Spanish capital

  • Chelsea fans were in the Spanish capital to see their team play against Real Madrid
  • Manchester City supporters are also there, with their team in action tonight
  • Fans were filmed fighting in the street, police were called to arrest him
  • Punches were thrown and drinks were thrown at each other in ugly scenes

Chelsea and Manchester City fans clashed on the streets of Madrid in unsightly scenes on Tuesday, with baton-wielding police forced to intervene.

The scuffles broke out in the Spanish capital’s Plaza Mayor square and were caught on camera, with drinks clips quickly circulating online.

It was reported earlier this week that Madrid police would be ‘on alert’ at the ‘double danger’ of two England supporter bases converging at the same location.

And, shockingly, tensions between them reached breaking point, meaning they had to be separated into different areas of the popular monument.

Around 8,000 fans were due to travel from England to Spain to watch the Champions League quarter-finals, sparking security concerns.

Chelsea took on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, just 24 hours before the start of City’s second leg at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

In footage posted to social media, rival fans were seen clashing screaming, before punches were thrown and drinks were thrown.

Manchester City and Chelsea fans have been involved in violent clashes in Madrid, the Spanish capital

Spanish police were called in to disperse supporters, who descended on the capital

Spanish police were called in to disperse supporters, who descended on the capital

Chelsea took on Real Madrid on Tuesday, with Manchester City in action on Wednesday night

It was then that the police charged in an attempt to restore order.

Spanish TV channel La Sexta aired footage showing officers in armor herding City supporters into one of the many bars in the square to avoid clashes.

Radio MARCA also filmed the arrival of the police to disperse the fans.

The Plaza Mayor has been identified as a ‘hot zone’ for police, according to reports in Spain, with the area being the most ‘tricky’ place in the city for fans to gather before the game.

Chelsea fans were left disappointed on Tuesday as their side were jettisoned out of Europe

Chelsea fans were left disappointed on Tuesday as their side were jettisoned out of Europe

Manchester United fans ‘invaded’ public space last month when their side drew 1-1 with Atletico in their Champions League round of 16.

Chelsea were deflated after winning 3-2 in their draw on the night only to collapse the competition 5-4 on aggregate after goals from Rodrygo and Karim Benzema.

City, meanwhile, take a narrow 1-0 lead over Atletico on Wednesday night and local security forces will no doubt be on alert for any further problems.

City are playing for the right to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the competition they desperately want to win for the first time.

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