Riot police fend off Eintracht Frankfurt fans after the pitch was invaded with the arrest of two West Ham supporters


Ham’s Europa League semi-final second leg second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt ended in ugly scenes as home fans invading the pitch had to be pushed back by riot police, while two visiting supporters were arrested for performing Nazi salutes.

Frankfurt secured their place in this month’s final in Sevilla with a 1-0 victory on the night against the 10-man Hammers, who earned a 3-1 aggregate win following their win at the London Stadium last week .

Fans of the Frankfurt ultras’ level behind a goal flooded the pitch full time to hail their heroes, despite several home players being pleased to return to the stands, but things turned sour when large numbers continued along the length of the field. the traveling section of West Ham.

Projectiles were thrown from the other side before German riot police charged in to push back the then-offensive home fans, some brandishing batons.

In a tweet, Frankfurt police said: ‘Our forces have arrested a person in the guest block who had previously shown the Hitler salute’, later adding that a second person had been arrested for the same offense .

It comes after the build-up to the game was marred by violence, as feared following clashes between fans in Sevilla earlier this season, when a group of Frankfurt ultras attacked West Ham supporters in a bar, the two teams playing knockout. links in the Spanish city of consecutive nights.

More than 30 people were arrested the day before the match and two West Ham supporters hospitalized after being left unconscious in an attack in the city’s Schulstrasse area.

A number of incidents were also reported earlier this week, including an attack on West Ham fans in the early hours of Wednesday morning which left a 34-year-old Briton hospitalized with minor injuries.

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