Dortmund fans were attacked in the streets of St Petersburg on Tuesday and the Turkish midfielder has slammed those involvedEXCLUSIVE
By Stefan Doring in St Petersburg
Nuri Sahin has slammed the fan violence which overshadowed Borussia Dortmund's 4-2 Champions League victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.
BVB supporters were chased and attacked through the streets of St Petersburg ahead of the match by groups of up to 20 Zenit fans.
And Sahin has condemned the perpetrators, saying that such scenes have no place in football.
"It's just sad that people think they have to fight," the Turkey international told Goal.
"I'm sorry for all those involved there. I hope they can get home safely. I want to thank everyone who supported us today. It was a long journey for the fans,
"I think we have done our best and they can fly home safely."
Reflecting on the match, Sahin warned his team-mates that they cannot start thinking about the quarter-finals just yet, despite their big away win.
"I think we've got a good starting position after winning 4-2 away. This is strong, but we are not through yet."
Dortmund entertain Zenit in the second leg in three weeks' time.