Liverpool fans attacked by 'hooligans' in Kiev ahead of Champions League final

Liverpool supporters were caught up in trouble ahead of the Champions League final in Kiev after being apparently attacked in a restaurant.

Ukrainian police announced two foreigners had been injured "in a fight" in the city centre, and that two arrests had been made after Thursday's incident, which was treated as "group hooliganism".

A statement from Ukraine's National Police said: "In the
course of the conflict, two foreigners suffered injuries."

It said officers from the Holosiivskyi police department were sent to the scene, close to the Olympic Stadium which will stage Saturday's match against Real Madrid, and that the victims of the attack and the alleged perpetrators refused to give statements.

Merseyside Police said they were aware of the incident and have officers in Kiev.

It said the fight occurred at around 11pm local time on Thursday.

The local police said their law enforcers were "looking for other participants in the fight to give their actions a legal assessment".

Separately, police said Thursday's Women's Champions League final between Lyon and Wolfsburg at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium in Kiev had passed off without any trouble.


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