Champions League: 60 armed Ajax supporters apprehended by police in Turin following Juventus match

A machete and three knives were among the weapons uncovered from the apprehended Ajax supporters, as well as armored gloves, mouth guards and various types of fireworks

The Associated Press April 17, 2019 21:58:26 IST
Champions League: 60 armed Ajax supporters apprehended by police in Turin following Juventus match
  • Another 60 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters have been stopped by Italian police, bringing the total to more than 100

  • A machete and three knives were among the weapons uncovered, as well as armored gloves, mouth guards and various types of fireworks

  • Ajax beat Juventus 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997

Turin: Another 60 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters have been stopped by Italian police, bringing the total to more than 100.

Champions League 60 armed Ajax supporters apprehended by police in Turin following Juventus match

Ajax fans pictured with flares in Turin ahead of the match. Reuters

The fans were stopped aboard buses on the outskirts of Turin shortly before Ajax's Champions League match against Juventus on Tuesday.

A machete and three knives were among the weapons uncovered, as well as armoured gloves, mouth guards and various types of fireworks.

Italian police stopped 54 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters on Monday and said they would be escorted out of the country.

Ajax beat Juventus 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997. The first leg ended 1-1.

Police have been on high alert following clashes between Ajax and Juventus supporters ahead of the first leg in Amsterdam last week, when water cannons were used by authorities and dozens of fans were arrested.

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