Whilst no fans were present at the stadium due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, fans gathered at bars across the city of Madrid to watch their side play.
There were unpleasant scenes at a bar on Calle Sangenjo in the Barrio del Pilar of Madrid, as a gang of 20 – thought to be members of Real Madrid’s Ultra Sur fan group – destroyed a bar which was full of fans of Atleti, after the full-time whistle.
El grupo neonazi Ultras Sur entrando en un bar humilde del barrio del Pilar destrozando la terraza. La razón es que previamente habían estado miembros del FA que ya se habían ido. Y lo sabían, por eso fueron los cobardes. Ni vergüenza, ni honor. pic.twitter.com/esHasi6rmZ
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It is suggested by reports that the attack was co-ordinated as the bar had housed prominent members of Atleti’s Frente Atletico ultras group, who had vacated the bar before the attack took place.
Both ultra groups are notorious in Spanish football with both holding far-right leanings, with each being involved in plenty of controversial incidents in their history.
The group of Madrid fans threw bottles and chairs at the bar, smashing the front windows and destroying a large part of the interior, before running away.
Spanish police are now investigating the incident.
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