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Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League final delayed in fan turmoil

The kick-off in the Champions League final between Paris-Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed 36 minutes on Saturday in the violence of fans outside the Stade de France in Paris.

Wild footage on social media shows fans climbing over the fence, and there have been reports that tear gas is being used to suppress the crowd.

Another fan was seen evading the steward and sprinting through the concourse to the bottom of the stadium.

Police and Steward are outside the stadium as Liverpool fans line up before the UEFA Champions League finals in Liverpool and Real Madrid.
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Liverpool fans react outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Liverpool fans react outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
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Approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off at 9 pm local time, it was announced that it would be delayed due to the delay in the arrival of fans at the stadium. The delay has been extended to 30 minutes. Fans who arrived late claimed they were on time, but were distrusted by fans on the ground who saw the gate closed before entering.

There were sporadic examples of football fans trying to break through security and enter the stadium, apparently without a ticket. The Associated Press saw two fans, one dressed in Liverpool, wrestling on the ground by Steward and bundled from the gate.

Another fan was seen evading the steward and sprinting through the concourse to the bottom of the stadium.

Fans jump over fans before the Champions League final
Fans jump over the fence before the Champions League final.
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Police spray tear gas on Liverpool fans outside the stadium as fans struggle to enter before the UEFA Champions League final.
Police spray tear gas on Liverpool fans outside the stadium as fans struggle to enter before the UEFA Champions League final.
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There was still a long line of Liverpool fans outside the stadium when the kick-off time was 40 minutes.

Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League final delayed in fan turmoil

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