Leicester’s Europa League wins agains Legia as away fans attack police
Crowd trouble marred Leicester’s Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw leaving both clubs facing possible action from UEFA.
Midway through the second half of Leicester’s 3-1 win, supporters housed in the away end attempted to reach Leicester supporters by storming through the lines of security that separated them.
Dozens of police dressed in riot gear managed to push the Legia fans back after a battle between the forces and the supporters that lasted about 10 minutes.
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The travelling fans filled the night air with smoke after setting off numerous red flares before the trouble started.
Some of them clambered over the blockages in an attempt to reach the police and there were reports of missiles also being thrown.
Leicester were fined £17,000 earlier this season after incidents between rival fans during their 2-2 draw with Napoli in September.
On the pitch, Leicester recorded their first win in five matches as first-half goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi put them top of the group.