Café chairs went flying in the streets and parasols were knocked over after fighting between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers broke out in Seville ahead of the Europe League Final.
The social media footage captured Rangers fans in chaos. They were seen sitting at a bistro by the side road and began throwing chairs. Eintracht supporters surrounded the restaurant. It is unclear who started the violence as they threw chairs at each other.
Some supporters, which appeared to be Eintracht fans, wore balaclavas as they dodged furniture coming in and tossed it over to the Rangers.
Before the Europa League Final soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt & Rangers FC, fans cheer at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville (Spain).
Rangers supporters are seen inside the stadium prior to the Europa League final. Spanish police reported that five Germans were arrested yesterday by Spanish authorities after Eintracht fans (many of which were dressed in balaclavas) got into a fight with Rangers fans while they were enjoying late-night cocktails in Seville.
Rangers fans were punched in the head and face by a gang Germans. They left him unconscious, on his back, on the floor.
A friend ran to him as Eintracht Frankfurt hooligans were moving away, but he seemed to be very upset after receiving the beating.
Scottish supporter caught in violence were captured throwing chairs at each other from their positions by unfurling Union Jacks.
After their first attack, the Germans attempted to protect themselves with giant parasols on streets that local traders used for shade.
Sources in police say that the Puente de los Bomberos was the location of the accident, which occurred at 6:45 this afternoon. This Puente was constructed in the 1920s on top of the railroad tracks.
Before the Europa League Final soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt FC and Rangers FC, fans cheer
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters show support before tonight’s UEFA Europa League final match
Rangers FC supporters cheer from the stands as Eintracht Frankfurt faces Rangers FC in the Europa League Final Soccer Match.
The street is located near Calle Puerta de la Carne, a central city street where violence continues.
It was unclear at this point what caused the trouble, whether arrests were made or how many casualties there might have been.
Outraged locals retweeted the footage to Seville mayor Antonio Munoz and Seville City Hall’s official account.
As the chairs were being lifted through the air, a group of young bicycle riders on rental bikes had to sprint from safety and get off their bikes.
Other video online showed throngs of Eintracht fans dressed in white as hundreds of them walked through the streets of Seville.
It comes as Eintracht thugs have thrown flares and chairs at Rangers supporters in the host city after a 200-strong mob of German yobs attacked the Glasgow fans ahead of the Europa League final tonight.
Spanish police reported that five Germans were arrested yesterday by Spanish authorities after Eintracht fan, who many times were in balaclavas had a violent argument with Rangers fans while they were enjoying late-night cocktails in Seville.
The trouble comes as police have identified 400 ‘at risk’ soccer hooligans who have slipped into Seville in an attempt to cause mayhem at tonight’s Europa League final.
Presence of police outside the stadium ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville
Fans and Mounted Police present outside the ground in preparation for the UEFA Europa League Final
Rangers supporters in Seville before the game. Police have identified 400 ‘at risk’ soccer hooligans who have slipped into Seville
Rangers supporters inside the stadium prior to the match. Before the Europa Cup final, more than 100,000 Rangers supporters and 50,000 Eintracht Frankfurt will be present in Seville.
Fans of Eintracht Frankfurt outside the stadium ahead the UEFA Europa League Final at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville
Rangers FC fan support is shown inside the stadium, prior to the UEFA Europa League last match
Rangers supporters enjoy the atmosphere outside of the Cartuja Stadium before the UEFA Europa League Final
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters walk to the stadium before the Europa League final tonight
Eintracht Frankfurt fans outside of the stadium in preparation for the UEFA Europa League Final at Estadio Ramon SanchezPizjuan
As he ventures outside to seperate the men, the Spaniard who is filming the punch up shouts at a friend to not risk his life.
You can see the Eintracht Frankfurt police chasing down riot cops in the background. These hooligans had earlier been throwing missiles at Rangers fans just before tonight’s final in this southern Spanish city.
Locals could have been heard shouting: “Give them an awful beating, smack them, smack them!” as they tried to remove the German extremists from the region.
The violence at the bar that the Spaniards were locked in seemed to have come from nowhere, after German hooligans clad in balaclavas had just walked past menacingly a few moments prior.
He had been sitting down at one of the tables with his friends and was not involved in violence. This led to the mobilisation of riot police and the subsequent arrests of five Germans.
Eintracht Frankfurt fans make their way to the stadium, while on horseback police observe as they prepare for the UEFA Europa League final match.
Rangers fans were photographed inside the stadium just before tonight’s Europa League final.
While filming his punch-up, the Spaniard warns a friend that he won’t risk it and he will venture out to separate both groups.
As the police tried to expel the German-origin ultras out of the area, the locals who were filming these extraordinary scenes could overhear them shouting, “Give them a beating, smack them, smack them!”
He is also believed to be a Rangers fan, although his nationality was not officially confirmed. In a surprise ambush, he felt the full force a right hook had to do with his head. The brawlers then began using chairs as weapons.
As the Spaniards filmed the violence, one shouted: “Jesus! They’ve really hurt him!” as one man threw a chair through the air.
Spanish police confirm that they made five arrests after putting an end to the chaos around midnight last night.
German Ultras were tracked to Frankfurt, and Spanish police received intelligence about the terrorists who planned to attack Rangers supporters.
They use surveillance to find opposition supporters in bars and launch ambushes.
As they are walking alone, they also make sure to sound out their rivals in football shirts.
The identities of some of the gang of 400 is known to German police and their photos and names have been given to Spanish police marshalling tonight’s match.
Sources claimed that the numbers include some of the vicious, moist thugs from Frankfurt who are the same gangs which attacked West Ham United fans in Germany just a fortnight back.
After clashes that occurred late last night, in which Rangers fans were attacked by masked Ultras, thousands of police officers have been called to prevent any further troubles.
An earlier Spanish television footage captured the hooligans approaching officers with heavy arms, threatening them and throwing their weapons at the police as they approached the scene.
A flare was just inches away from where Rangers fans were standing. It happened near Irish bar O’Neills, Paseo de Colon. This is where tension flared in March between Eintracht Frankfurt fanatics and West Ham supporters.
A Rangers fan could be seen reaching for a glass to throw it at the German hooligans.
An earlier footage captured Eintracht fan wearing balaclavas as they ran through Seville looking for Rangers supporters.
To restore order and prevent the situation from getting worse, police reinforcements quickly arrived in several riot vans flashing lights and sirens.
Some Eintracht supporters started throwing glass, flares and tables at officers. Later, one German fan was seen being taken away in handcuffs by police officers.
Spanish police claimed they arrested five Germans. Eintracht supporters, some of them wearing balaclavas and throwing flares at Rangers fan who was enjoying late-night cocktails in Seville Tuesday night, were being attacked by Eintracht fans.
Spanish television footage captured the hooligans approaching officers with heavy arms, threatening to block their view of the Scottish supporters. They then launched missiles at extra police.
On Tuesday evening, Eintracht supporters hurled flares at Rangers fans in Seville.
Rangers supporters who were drinking at O’Neils on Paseo de Colon were chased and ambushed along the riverfront.
Rangers fan retaliated by trading punches, throwing bottles and chairs, and the police were called in.
To control the situation, officers had to send warning shots up into the sky.
One Rangers fan sustained head injuries from the clashes. The condition of the Rangers fan was unknown.
Tonight, more than 100,000 Rangers supporters and 50,000 Eintracht Frankfurt will be present in Seville before the Europa Cup final begins.
Only 20,000 tickets have been officially sold for Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan’s 40,000-seat stadium.
Spanish National Police spokesperson said that five Eintracht Frankfurt supporters were being held by their National Police officers for public order offenses following violence in Seville’s centre overnight.
The problems were caused by a mass disturbance that took place opposite Seville Cathedral at around midnight.
The incident was triggered by 200 Eintracht Frankfurt supporters attacking Rangers supporters.
“They were about 100 meters from Paseo de Colon, the intersection of Adriano Street and Paseo de Colon. Officers managed to put an end to the situation using riot vans as well warning shots.
A spokesman said that there were no injuries to the public, other than a Rangers fan who was left with a severe head injury.
“The police detained four German-speaking fans at Paseo de Colon as well as another German on a nearby square named La Puerta de Jerez.”
Spanish police claimed they had arrested five Germans following Eintracht fan attacks. Many of them were dressed in balaclavas and scoured Seville streets before attacking Rangers supporters.
Video footage captured Frankfurt fan wearing masks, as they ran through Seville in search of Rangers supporters and started a fight.
Rapidly, the police were mobilized and arrived in several riot vehicles with sirens sounding as well as lights flashing to help restore order and stop any further destruction.
“When police arrived, they started to run in the direction Paseo Colon and attacked Rangers supporters. They clashed with officers trying to stop them.
“The Eintracht Frankfurt fan began to throw glass, flares, and tables at the police officers.
“When officers were located 100m from Paseo de Colon bars, where they meet Adriano Street’s intersections with Paseo de Colon, police formed a line with riot vans to control the situation and fired warning shots into the sky.
A spokesman said that there were no injuries to the public, other than a Rangers fan who was left with a severe head injury.
“The police detained four German fans at Paseo de Colon as well as another German on a nearby square named La Puerta de Jerez.”
Yesterday’s Europa League Final was the most difficult challenge Spanish police officers have ever faced, according to Spanish chiefs.
Rangers fans enjoy singing songs ahead of Tuesday’s Europa League final. The people shown are not believed to have been in trouble
Juan Carlos Castro, Spanish National Police Chief, said that the sun and cold beers could lead to violence. However, he also admitted that he was not in control of anything.
To help maintain peace, more than 5500 private and public security guards were mobilised Part of an unrivalled security operation in Seville
These include bomb disposal specialists and riot squad cops, as well as an unit that monitors social media for terrorist threats.
Thomas Hollerbach, a Frankfurt police spokesperson, confirmed today to Mail Online that Ultras were in Seville to disrupt the peace.
“What they did to West Ham supporters in Frankfurt was disgraceful.
“We felt ashamed.” We are now worried about what they might do, and how they’ll cause trouble.
Juan Carlos Castro of Spanish National Police stated that the heady mixture of sunlight and cold beer may spark violence.
For peace keeping, over 5,500 private security guards and police have been mobilised
Thomas Hollerbach (Frankfurt police spokesperson) confirmed that Ultras have traveled to Seville with the intent of causing trouble to Mail Online.
Yesterday’s Europa League Final was the most difficult challenge Spanish police officers have had to face in recent years, according to Spanish chiefs of police.
According to sources, the number of victims included some of Frankfurt’s most vicious and sexy thugs. They are also from the same gangs who attacked West Ham United supporters in Germany two weeks ago.
Eintracht Frankfurt fans relax in Seville’s fan zone before the Europa League final.
Eintracht supporters were photographed cooling themselves in public fountains during the scorching 35C Seville heat
Seville Police are especially concerned about heavy drinking yesterday. This was going on from breakfast today. Both social support and alcohol consumption have fallen despite it being early in the morning.
With temperatures reaching 35°C, many football fans remove their shirts showing off their chests and down beer after beer close to Seville’s Cathedral.
Alex Harrisson (50) from Cludebank was one of the Rangers fans. He said that although there were some problems today, the majority of Rangers fans would stay away and enjoy the sun and beer.
The police must be alert tonight, he added. He said that there will be fans who are very disappointed if the match does not go their way.