Leicester’s Europa League win over Legia Warsaw is marred by ugly scenes in the stands as away fans attack police officers, attempt to break through segregation and throw missiles

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  • Legia Warsaw fans set on fire and some of them try to attack the police
  • Police in riot gear had to be called in as reinforcements during ugly scenes
  • Photos showed some fans managed to pass through the barricades

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Crowd problems hampered Leicester’s Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw, forcing both clubs to face possible UEFA action.

In the middle of the second half of Leicester’s 3–1 victory, supporters placed in the far end stormed through the lines of safety to reach Leicester supporters that tore them apart.

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Dozens of police wearing riot gear managed to push back Legia fans after a fight between forces and supporters that lasted about 10 minutes.

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Legia Warsaw fans caused trouble during their side’s clash with Leicester on Thursday

Warsaw fans break barricades and start attacking police

Warsaw fans break barricades and start attacking police

The riot police had stopped their work against thugs trying to break down barriers.

The riot police had stopped their work against thugs trying to break down barriers.

Traveling fans filled the night air with smoke after setting off several red flares before the trouble began.

Some of them climbed over obstacles in an attempt to reach the police and there were reports of missiles being fired.

Leicester were fined £17,000 earlier this season after incidents involving rival fans during a 2–2 draw with Napoli in September.

Reinforcement had to be called and riot police were able to subdue the aggressive fans.

Reinforcement had to be called and riot police were able to subdue the aggressive fans.

Smoke filled the night air as many red flames extinguished in the far end

Smoke filled the night air as many red flames extinguished in the far end

On the pitch, Leicester registered their first win in five games as first-half goals from Patson Ducka, James Madison and Wilfred Nadi placed them at the top of the group.

When Leicester were 2–0 up, Filip Mladenovic answered for Leggia when Kasper Schmeichel saved a penalty from Mahir Imreli.

A draw at Napoli next month would be enough to make it to the knockout stage, while a first-place finish would give the last 16 a bye.

This fan was shown attempting to punch a policeman during a clash

This fan was shown attempting to punch a policeman during a clash

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