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Hundreds Arrested, Shops Vandalized in anger against PSG’s defeat

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Aug, 2020. 11:38 am
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At least 140 people were arrested by police and hundreds of cars set ablaze late Sunday night in French Capital, in anger against the defeat of Paris Saint Germain by Bayern Munich in the UEFA’s final match.

According to the details, Around 5,000 supporters had gathered at Paris’s Parc des Princes to cheer on PSG, lighting flares and chanting as they watched the 1-0 defeat in Lisbon.

Police said 148 people were arrested during the night after scuffles at the ground, clashes on the Champs-Elysees where vehicles were set on fire, shops vandalized and windows broken.

Social distancing measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) were set aside and went out of the window inside and outside the Parc des Princes among fans who had hoped to see their Qatar-owned team’s first triumph in Europe’s top club competition.

Police cleared away 100 people who gathered at the Porte de Saint-Cloud area of the French capital, near the Parc des Princes stadium.

Bayern Munich hit headlines on Sunday and streets flooded with joy, as Kingsley Coman’s goal gave them a 1-0 victory over PSG in an enticing final.

Bayern almost opened the scoring midway through the first half when Lewandowski looking for his 56th goal of the season turned and shot against the post.

Hans-Dieter Flick is the fourth German coach to win the title in the UCL era, after Ottmar Hitzfeld (1997, 2001), Jupp Heynckes (1998, 2013) and Jürgen Klopp (2019).

Kingsley Coman is just the fifth French player to score in a final in the UCL era, joining Karim Benzema (2018), Zinedine Zidane (2002), Marcel Desailly (1994) and Basile Boli (1993). He is also the first to do it against a French team.

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