Chelsea and Man City fans clash in shameful scenes at Porto ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final

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SHOCKING footage shows fights between Man City and Chelsea fans as they gather in Porto ahead of the Champions League final.

Hundreds of fans are already in Portugal for Saturday’s big game between the two English teams.

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City and Chelsea fans brawl in Porto ahead of Champions League finalCredit: PA
Young boys get high outside the bars in the Portuguese city

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Young boys get high outside the bars in the Portuguese cityCredit: AP
Two thugs fight in broad daylight in Porto

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Two thugs fight in broad daylight in Porto
Riot cops armed with batons break up fights between the two fans

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Riot cops armed with batons break up fights between the two fansCredit: AP
On Friday, two groups of fans brawl outside a bar

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On Friday, two groups of fans brawl outside a bar

However, tempers boiled over as supporters drink in local bars across the city.

A clip shows two small groups of fans brawling outside a bar, including two guys trading punches and kicks.

Others at the bar toss drinks at each other before baton-wielding police disperse the crowd.

Footage taken earlier on Friday also shows supporters brawling in central Porto ahead of the European Cup final.

Thursday saw the second night of violence in the city as riot cops had to disperse brawling fans as staff closed pubs due to Covid restrictions.

A number of supporters were unaware of the strict 10.30pm curfew to prevent the spread of coronavirus, reports the Mirror.

Riot police threaten rowdy fans with batons

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Riot police threaten rowdy fans with batons
The cops were out in force today in Porto

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The cops were out in force today in PortoCredit: AFP
A shirtless man covered in tattoos speaks to the police

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A shirtless man covered in tattoos speaks to the policeCredit: The Sun
Fans kick chairs and throw beer before the big game

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Fans kick chairs and throw beer before the big gameCredit: PA
Fans gathered in the city ahead of Saturday's big game

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Fans gathered in the city ahead of Saturday’s big gameCredit: AFP
Tempers flared in Porto today between Chelsea and City fans

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Tempers flared in Porto today between Chelsea and City fansCredit: The Sun
Police officers armed with batons try to calm fans outside a bar

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Police officers armed with batons try to calm fans outside a barCredit: AFP
Rowdy fans clashed in shameful scenes

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Rowdy fans clashed in shameful scenesCredit: AFP
A boy throws beer at another fan as they face off in the city

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A boy throws beer at another fan as they face off in the cityCredit: PA

People have been involved in clashes with police, it has been reported.

Two supporters were reportedly injured after shameful clashes near Porto’s São Bento train station and in the city’s riverside district.

A Chelsea fan has been pictured drenched in burgundy as blood poured from his mouth which had been opened.

A witness said: ‘It was quite minor – some people wanted another drink and the police were determined to move people and get them back to their hotels.

“There has been no problem between Chelsea and City fans.”

A shirtless man in Porto as riot officers with shields disperse the crowd

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A shirtless man in Porto as riot officers with shields disperse the crowdCredit: Reuters
This is Man City's first Champions League final

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This is Man City’s first Champions League finalCredit: Reuters

Trouble also reportedly erupted after City fans began mocking holidaying Manchester United supporters whose side had just come off on penalties at Villarreal in the Europa League final.

Police sources said the fighting incidents were resolved “quickly”.

Manchester City edged out PSG in the semi-finals to reach their first-ever Champions League final.

Chelsea beat 13-time European champions Real Madrid to book their place in the final round – which is their third appearance in a CL final since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

UEFA moved the big game from Istanbul to Portugal to allow England fans to travel due to the rising number of cases in Turkey.

Some 16,500 supporters will be allowed into the stadium. Many more came to support their away teams.

Police Commander Paula Peneda told reporters authorities were expecting many ticketless English fans in the city on Saturday but could not specify a number.

Officials said they could not stop fans from traveling as British tourists are now allowed to enter and leave Portugal if they show a negative PCR test.

A football fan was seen on Thursday night covered in blood

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A football fan was seen on Thursday night covered in bloodCredit: The Sun
Trouble erupted after United lost on penalties

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Trouble erupted after United lost on penaltiesCredit: Filipe Farinha/Stills/Expresso
However, no serious injuries were reported

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However, no serious injuries were reportedCredit: Filipe Farinha/Stills/Expresso
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