8 police injured in football clashes in Frankfurt

AP, Thursday 27 Oct 2011

Eight officers injured, eight people arrested as football hooliganism continues to plague German stadiums

German riot police rush to separate supporters of second division club Eintracht Frankfurt from supporters of first division team FC Kaiserslautern prior to their German soccer cup (DFB-Pokal) match in Frankfurt, October 26, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)

Police say eight officers were injured in clashes with football fans before the German Cup match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern.

The two clubs have a long history of animosity between their fans. Clashes between rival groups apparently left more people injured but police had no figures.

Police say they were attacked with stones, bottles and firecrackers, and responded with batons. Eight people were arrested. One woman was seriously injured when she fell onto railway tracks.

Second-division Eintracht lost 1-0 in extra time on Wednesday.

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