VIDEO: Atletico Madrid fans and police clash before Champions League game

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Disturbios antes del Atlético de Madrid - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Posted by Goal España on miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017
Bottles and other projectiles were thrown, and some supporters were struck by police batons in a violent melee outside the Calderon

The build-up to Atletico Madrid's Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen was marred by serious incidents between home fans and the police prior to kick-off. 

Around the Vicente Calderon, supporters found themselves boxed in by security forces, as they sang boisterously ahead of Wednesday's second leg.

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And the tense atmosphere eventually erupted in violence, with bottles and other projectiles flying. 

Police forces then entered into the fray with a heavy show of strength, with several fans arrested and others on the receiving end of batons in an unsavoury melee. 

Disturbios antes del ATM-LEV

Nuevas imágenes de la Policía Nacional y los hinchas del Atlético de Madrid Posted by Goal España on miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Incidentes en Calderón

Mucha TENSIÓN antes del Atlético de Madrid - Bayer 04 Leverkusen Posted by Goal España on miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Disturbios hinchas Atlético

Disturbios antes del Atlético de Madrid - Bayer 04 Leverkusen Posted by Goal España on miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Atletico enjoyed a 4-2 aggregate lead ahead of kick off after a fine victory in Germany in February's first leg.

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