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Trouble between fans overshadows Leeds United friendly in Salzburg

Elland Road, the home of Leeds United

Elland Road, the home of Leeds United

By Mike Berriman

Riot police were forced to separate fans at the end of Leeds United’s pre-season friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt after trouble broke out between supporters.

Local police reported that 20 arrests – of both Leeds and Frankfurt fans – were made following the match in Salzburg which ended in a 2-1 victory for the German Bundesliga side.

A section of Frankfurt fans were seen wearing balaclavas.

A Leeds fan and a policeman both needed to receive medical treatment following the incident, but police do not know how serious the injuries are.


The ugly scenes overshadowed a decent night for the Whites which saw them take the lead against a team from the top tier of German football.

Steve Morrison grabbed Leeds’ opener after 26 minutes but two goals in the second half for Frankfurt were enough to overcome a promising display from Uwe Rosler’s men.

Leeds now head to Norway for a fixture against another Bundesliga side, TSG Hoffenheim, on Saturday.

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