Fans cause ruckus as PSG lose the Champions League final
The Paris Saint-Germain fans set cars ablaze and clashed with the police after the French club lost the UEFA Champions League final to Bayern Munich on Sunday. Notably, this has led to over 140 arrests near the Champs-Elysees so far. As per reports, around 5,000 supporters had gathered at Paris's Parc des Princes to watch the final on a huge screen. Here is more.
What happened after the match?
After the match concluded, late-night clashes erupted at the Champs-Elysees where vehicles were set on fire, windows broken and shops vandalized. The social distancing measures were tossed with the fans going berserk in the aftermath of the final. Also, the clashes continued throughout the game outside the venue of the match, as fans armed with fireworks were targeted with tear gas by police.
Police cleared away 100 people at the site
While dustbins and vehicles were set on fire, the police vans were pelted with bottles. Meanwhile, the police cleared away as many as 100 people who had gathered at the Porte de Saint-Cloud area of the French capital, near the Parc des Princes stadium.
Measures that were taken to prevent disruption
Extra security measures had been put in place with 3,000 police personnel deployed at the Champs-Elysees, as well as to prevent large number of gathering outside Parc des Princes. Around 2,000 masks were made available to fans arriving at the Champs-Elysees, while people were also fined for not wearing them. Moreover, bars and cafes were monitored to ensure social distancing measures.
Bayern secure their sixth Champions League title
Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to lift the UEFA Champions League 2019/20 trophy in Lisbon. Kingsley Coman scored the only goal in an entertaining affair between the league champions of Germany and France. Notably, Bayern lifted their sixth Champions League trophy and a first one since the 2012/13 season. Meanwhile, the dejected PSG could have clinched their maiden Champions League title.