Ahead of tonight’s round 4 Champions League match for Group H between Sevilla F.C. and Dinamo Zagreb, local police have confirmed the arrest of 12 BBB fans.
It appears that 12 Dinamo fans from the fan group Bad Blue Boys have been arrested in a conflict with Sevilla fans, although the statement of the Croatian MUP claims there to be only 8, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.
The statement reads in its entirety:
In view of the increased interest of the public and addressed questions, the Department of Public Relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs gives the following statement:
In Malaga, in the Kingdom of Spain yesterday was a mutual conflict of opposing factions with fans of GNK Dinamo.
Spanish police confirmed the arrest and detention of eight Croatian fans.
Also, yesterday, during the late evening hours, members of the same faction clashed in Seville, where several people were also arrested and detained.
We will have more information when it reaches the official report of the Spanish police.
Within the framework of international police cooperation, the Spanish police submitted all the data available to the Croatian police which is important and can assist Spanish counterparts during the insurance of tonight’s game.
Dinamo Zagreb plays Sevilla F.C. in Seville tonight at 20.45 (CET).