Match postponed, but German fans fight anyway

Updated: 07 February 2011 15:10 IST

Torrential rain may have caused the German derby between Hamburg and St. Pauli to be postponed, but the downpours didn't dampen supporters' enthusiasm as groups of fans fought running battles.

Match postponed, but German fans fight anyway
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Berlin:

Torrential rain may have caused the German derby between Hamburg and St. Pauli to be postponed, but the downpours didn't dampen supporters' enthusiasm as groups of fans fought running battles.

Police said 45 fans had been arrested after a groups of around 200 fans clashed on Hamburg's streets prompting the use of tear gas to disperse the feuding supporters.

Smoke bombs and bottles were thrown in the fighting which lasted for around two hours on Saturday.

Topics : Football Shinji Okazaki Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munchen Manchester City Middlesbrough
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