Five fans of

Eintracht Frankfurt

have been arrested in

Seville

after altercations with fans of Scottish

Rangers

before the

Europa League final

between the two teams, the Spanish police reported on Wednesday.

On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday "a massive fight took place in front of Seville cathedral", in which two hundred

Eintracht

fans "were attacking

Glasgow Rangers

supporters ", the police said in a statement.

German fans not only clashed with rival fans, but also "started throwing glass, flares and tables at the national police officers".

Police used riot gear to break up German fans, five of whom were arrested for "public disorder."

No injuries were reported in the clashes except for a Scottish supporter who suffered a concussion to the head, police said.

Eintracht

and

Rangers

meet

this Wednesday night in the

Europa League final

at the

Sánchez Pizjuán stadium

in

Seville

.

The authorities have arranged a large security device with more than 5,000 troops including police, private security agents and members of the health services.

On Tuesday, the coaches of both teams,

Oliver Glasner

and

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst

, had called on the fans to enjoy the final in peace.

Eintracht

estimated that some 50,000 German fans would come to

Seville

,

while the Scottish side also noted the presence of tens of thousands of fans.

The fans of

Eintracht

had already starred in other altercations with fans of English

West Ham

last March when both teams met in the Andalusian capital in the round of 16 to play against

Betis

and

Sevilla

.

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