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The violence, which has claimed the lives of at least 73 people, has shocked the footballing world and the Liga leaders have been moved to issue a statement on the tragedy

Real Madrid have sent their condolences to the families of those who died during the violence which erupted after an Egyptian Premier League clash in Port Said on Wednesday.

At least 73 people are known to have died after Al-Masry fans streamed onto the pitch to attack Al-Ahly players, officials and supporters.

The incident has shocked the footballing world and the Primera Division leaders have been moved to issue a statement on the tragedy.

"Real Madrid C. F. deeply regrets yesterday's events in Port Said and wishes to express its support and most sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Egypt," read an article on the club's official website.

During an emergency assembly of the Egyptian parliament for Thursday morning, Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri announced the dissolution of the country's Football Association and vowed that those responsible for the riot would be brought to justice.

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