Five Eintracht Frankfurt fans have been arrested hours before the Europa League final against Glasgow Rangers in Seville.
According to the police, they were part of a group of 200 German supporters who are said to have attacked Scottish fans near the cathedral in the center of the southern Spanish city on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday, the police confirmed reports from the Spanish media on request.
The German fans are said to have thrown flares, tables and bottles at the officials.
They are therefore accused of disturbing public order and aggression.
The responsible police chief Juan Carlos Castro had warned of "serious problems" shortly before these first riots on Tuesday.
Around 150,000 fans are expected in Seville for the final on Wednesday evening (9 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Europa League and on RTL), 100,000 from Scotland and 50,000 from Germany.
"This is outrageous," Castro said.
"That's too many people with too much alcohol, most without a ticket to the game.
And there are many construction sites in the city.
All of this combined can lead to serious problems.”
5,500 security forces will be deployed for the finale.
Castro spoke of the "most difficult game in recent years" in the Andalusian metropolis.
Each club received a contingent of 10,000 tickets for the final.
The Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán only offers space for about 44,000 spectators.
Most of the fans who have traveled from Germany and Scotland will therefore follow the final in front of large screens in fan zones and in the Cartuja Stadium or in pubs.Keywords: