UEFA investigating Feyenoord melee

Feyenoord-Liege fight
Security intervenes as Standard Liege fans try to fight with Feyenoord supporters; Oct 2, 2014 (photo: KuipTalk/Twitter). (Security intervenes as Standard Liege fans try to fight with Feyenoord supporters; Oct 2, 2014 (photo: KuipTalk/Twitter))

Uefa launched an investigation Friday into crowd disturbances moments before the beginning of Thursday’s match between Feyenoord and Standard Liège, newswire ANP reports. Supporters of the Belgian side broke through fencing meant to secure the visitor’s section in Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium, and tried to fight with the home team’s supporters.

Stadium security and mobile police units were brought in, and managed to calm the situation.

Police arrested 29 Standard Liège supporters, of which three were reportedly still in custody Friday afternoon.

The match, which Feyenoord won 2-1 on a controversial goal from a throw-in, still started at its scheduled time despite the violence.

Uefa could sanction the Belgian team for the actions of their fans. The association is also looking into Feyenoord’s preparations to determine if any organizational problems exist.

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