Cyrille de la Morinerie / Photo credit: Bertrand GUAY / AFP 15:05 p.m., November 28, 2023

While Paris Saint-Germain hosts Newcastle this Tuesday evening in the Champions League, this crucial match with a view to qualifying for the 1/8th finals was punctuated by incidents that occurred between supporters on Monday evening. Six individuals, including four with an S file, were arrested.

Decisive match this Tuesday evening at the Parc des Princes between PSG and Newcastle. Both teams have every interest in winning to have a glimpse of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and, off the pitch, the duel has already begun, but not in the best of ways. According to the police, a fight broke out on Monday evening in the 1nd arrondissement of Paris, in front of a drinking establishment, between fans of the two teams.

Videos circulated on social media showed images of clashes between the two sides. In front of a bar, men dressed all in black can be seen throwing tables, chairs and even smoke bombs in the direction of Newcastle fans. According to information from Europe 1, no one was injured, but, according to the police, the police intervened and arrested six individuals, four of whom had an S file, followed by the intelligence services.

27.11.2023, Hooligans PSG attacked Newcastle fans before tomorrow match

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"No surprises"

"It's not surprising because, in the end, the English say 'We've eradicated hooliganism' which is not true. And no surprise either for the Parisians because with the return of the fans to the stands, we felt a little tension building for some time. And the gatherings were more about trips outside," explains Dominique, a specialist in hooliganism and professor at the Fontainebleau political institute.


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Speaking to Europe 1, the Parisian club said that the security arrangements for Tuesday night's match remain unchanged. Despite the incidents, 2,000 English fans will be in the stands in the stands at the Parc des Princes.