Over 130 arrests made after violence at Ajax-Juventus Champions League quarter-final
Last Updated: 11/04/19 9:42am
More than 130 arrests were made outside Ajax's Champions League draw against Juventus after violent clashes broke out between supporters and Amsterdam Police.
Weapons and fireworks were found, as a large number of fans were arrested for fighting and damaging the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday night.
According to a police statement, 46 were arrested in the metro, 61 were initially arrested at the stadium, and a further 30 later at the stadium, as violence broke out ahead of the quarter-final.
A statement from Amsterdam Police read: "The police carried out many arrests on Wednesday 10 April prior to the Ajax-Juventus match. Two large groups, in particular Italian supporters, have been arrested.
"The first group, 46 suspects, was arrested in the metro, and the second group, 61 suspects, was arrested at the ArenA. Weapons and fireworks were found in these groups.
"The police also acted on the Arena Boulevard on the south side of the Arena. This as a result of disturbances that arose as a result of lighting fireworks and committing open violence (including throwing cobblestones at people and the demolishing of the Arena) on the south side, near entrance H.
"Here the water cannon was deployed, as well as mobile unity and police on horseback. More than 30 arrests were made.
"The police are investigating these incidents."
The two teams will meet again at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Tuesday April 16 for the second leg.