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CAF Champions League match interrupted by fans invasion

Updated: 2012-08-19 17:55
( Xinhua)

TUNIS - An African (CAF) Champions League match between two Tunisian teams, Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Etoile du Sahel, was interrupted on Sunday night after supporters invaded the pitch in Sousse.

CAF Champions League match interrupted by fans invasion

A policeman lies down after getting injuried in riots where unhappy fans invaded in the pitch twice during a African Champions League match in Sousse, Aug 19. [Photo/Xinhua]

The match was first interrupted on the 41st minute after Esperance scored a first goal, it was later interrupted on the 70th minute after Yanick Djeng doubled the score for Esperance.

After the referee was forced to leave the pitch, police used teargas to disperse Etoile fans unhappy about the score. The match was played in the presence of Etoile supporters only.

During the first match between both teams in Rades near Tunis two weeks ago, Esperance Sportive won 1-0.