Moscow «Spartak» in the second leg 1/16 finals of the Europa League won «athletic» (Bilbao) 2-1 and were eliminated from the competition. In the first meeting the Basques won 3:1.
But the sports component of this conflict was eclipsed by the «accompanying events».
Clashes between Russian and Basque fans began long before the match. Ahead of the meeting, anti-Nazi activists have held rallies to protest against the arrival of «Russian fascists».
Before the match were taken increased security measures. But massive clashes of fans could not be avoided.
Bullies used bottles, sticks, flares.
The results of the collision in the hospital five people, including three Russians.
A policeman was killed. According to preliminary data, he died from cardiac arrest.