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Liverpool apologise after Real Madrid bus window is smashed by crowd ahead of Champions League tie

  • April 14, 2021

A view of the Real Madrid team bus showing damage to a window before the UEFA Champions League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday April 14, 2021. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
The window was smashed (Picture: PA)

Liverpool have released a statement of apology and vowed to work with Merseyside police after fans damaged Real Madrid’s team bus on its way to Anfield.

A crowd of supporters gathered on Anfield Road before Wednesday night’s crunch Champions League clash, with several objects thrown at the coach.

One pane of a double-glazed window on the bus was smashed, with Liverpool staff forced to clean up broken glass on the ground.

‘We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening,’ a statement from the club read.

‘It is totally unacceptable and shameful behaviour of a few individuals.

‘We sincerely apologise to our visitors for any distress caused. We will work together with Merseyside Police to establish the facts and identify those responsible.’


Liverpool team coach arrives at anfield before the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
Large numbers of fans gathered as the team buses arrived (Picture: Getty)

Real Madrid lead Liverpool 3-1 after winning the first leg in Madrid courtesy of goals from Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio, with Mohamed Salah bagging what could be a vital away goal.

The winner of the tie will go on to face Chelsea, who knocked out Porto in Tuesday night’s quarter-final.

Fellow Premier League side Manchester City are also hoping to book their spot in the semi-finals.

They take on Borussia Dortmund, having won the first leg 2-1 at the Etihad.

Paris Saint-Germain await the winner of that tie, having knocked out holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening.

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Article source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/14/liverpool-fans-smash-real-madrid-bus-window-ahead-of-champions-league-tie-14411792/

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