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Fans stabbed in Kyiv before Champions League match

Fans stabbed in Kyiv before Champions League matchTen people were taken to hospital for knife wounds after hundreds of Dynamo Kyiv and Besiktas fans clashed in the Ukrainian capital before Tuesday's Champions League match, local media reported.

Clashes near the main Olympiyskiy stadium involved around 600 fans before Dynamo's 6-0 victory, Football 1 channel reported.

The Turkish supporters were attacked by Ukrainian rivals while approaching the stadium with knives and bats being used in the clashes, reports said.

Local media also reported a few smaller clashes in other parts of the city.

"These clashes between Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas supporters were the consequence of the wrong risk assessment and security measures before the game," Markiyan Lubkivskiy, the former director of the Euro 2012 organizing committee, wrote on Facebook.

"I have insider information there will be a harsh reaction from UEFA with sanctions applied to both clubs. UEFA executives are worried because of violence in the host city of the Champions league 2018 final game."
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