Tottenham were beaten 1-0 by Ajax in the first leg of the Champions League semi final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night.
The visitors started the game in terrific fashion as they dominated possession and dictated proceedings. They got their away goal courtesy of a strike from Donny van de Beek in the 13th minute.
While Mauricio Pochettino’s men performed much better in the second half, they didn’t manage to take any of their chances leaving them with a lot of work to do in the second leg.
It looks like it was not just what happened on the field which has hit the headlines but also what happened off it, according to The Express, a group of Ajax and Tottenham supporters clashed on the High Road in North London on Tuesday night.
A video of the clashes has been doing the rounds on social media for the past couple of days :
According to the report, both sets both supporters were seen throwing glass bottles and cones at each other while onlookers were forced to take cover behind a bus stop.
A police spokesman is quoted as telling The Express, “As of 9.25pm on Tuesday, a total of nine arrests have been made. At around 7.15pm on April 30, a group of fans began throwing missiles outside the stadium.
“Officers intervened and arrested around four people. Three officers sustained injuries — none serious.
“Five other arrests were made prior to kick-off in relation to other incidents.”
Spurs Web’s Opinion:
While it is never a pretty sight to see two sets of fans clashing, the special relationship between Ajax and Spurs makes this incident even more disappointing.
The majority of both sets of supporters seemed to be well behaved but it only takes a few idiots to start something like this. Let’s hope similar scenes aren’t repeated in Amsterdam during the reverse fixture.
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