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Less than 20 citations in Las Vegas soccer brawls

  • APPolice carry off a fan from the field after after Chivas defeated Club America 1-0 at the El Super Clasico soccer match on Wednesday
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    Police carry off a fan from the field after after Chivas defeated Club America 1-0 at the El Super Clasico soccer match on Wednesday

LAS VEGAS >>Police say they issued less than 20 citations after brawls broke out among rival soccer fans at a Las Vegas match.

Las Vegas police Officer Jose Hernandez said Friday an exact number of citations wasn’t available, but added that no arrests were made. Six people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Violence began in the parking lot Wednesday night when fans from two rival Mexican soccer teams — Chivas and Club America — arrived at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Officers arrived to quell the violence, but the tone was set.

At one point witnesses say flares were thrown onto the field, and fireworks were set off in the stands.

The match was stopped with minutes left when some fans stormed the field and more fights began.

Chivas won, 1-0.

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