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Wednesday 30 of September 2020

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain


Basque riot policemen control the perimeter of the stadium close to FC Spartak Moskva's followers before the match during the Europa League - round of 32, 2nd leg, between Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Feb.22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos),Basque riot policemen control the perimeter of the stadium close to FC Spartak Moskva's followers before the match during the Europa League - round of 32, 2nd leg, between Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Feb.22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Basque riot policemen control the perimeter of the stadium close to FC Spartak Moskva's followers before the match during the Europa League - round of 32, 2nd leg, between Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Feb.22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos),Basque riot policemen control the perimeter of the stadium close to FC Spartak Moskva's followers before the match during the Europa League - round of 32, 2nd leg, between Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Feb.22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. The trouble erupted ahead of the round-of-32 match between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow. Spanish media said the officer died of cardiac arrest.

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday.

Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain.

Spanish media said the officer died of cardiac arrest.

The trouble erupted ahead of the round-of-32 match between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.

Fans from both clubs were reportedly involved in the clashes.