In two in­ci­dents, 27 fans taken into cus­tody

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Six peo­ple were ar­rested and 48 de­tained dur­ing and af­ter a soc­cer match on Sun­day in­volv­ing Athens gi­ant AEK, which now plays in Greece’s third di­vi­sion. Fight­ing first broke out be­tween AEK and Ae­ga­leo fans be­fore the game, when sup­port­ers in­vaded the pitch. This led to the kick­off be­ing de­layed by half an hour. The sec­ond flash point came in the 87th minute of the game, when AEK took a 2-1 lead. Ae­ga­leo fans in­vaded the pitch and clashed with op­pos­ing sup­port­ers. Seats were ripped up and the riot po­lice were called in to re­store or­der. On Satur­day night, 21 Panathi­naikos sup­port­ers were ar­rested af­ter a flare was thrown at po­lice head­quar­ters on Alexan­dras Av­enue, near the club’s home ground, by a group of men on mo­tor­cy­cles. Po­lice raided the Panathi­naikos sup­port­ers’ club, on the same road, and ar­rested 29 peo­ple. Twenty were held on sus­pi­cion of tak­ing part in the at­tack. One was kept in cus­tody for pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

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