Football: Soccer-Champions League final start delayed for security reasons

PARIS (Reuters) -The kick off of Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed for security reasons, a stadium announcer mentioned on Saturday.

“The kick off have to be delayed for some minutes for security reasons,” the announcer mentioned quarter-hour earlier than the 2100 native time (1900GMT) scheduled start of the match.

“The start of the match is delayed because of the late arrival of followers. More data will comply with in quarter-hour most,” it was introduced later.

“Supporters attempted to penetrate the stadium. They forced their way through the first filter. The screening at the Stade de France is watertight,” French police mentioned in an announcement.

Reuters TV footage confirmed riot police chasing followers exterior the stadium as they ran away and others being escorted away.

Players from each groups had been on the pitch warming up.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Additional reporting by Michel Rose and Clotaire Achi; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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