Rioting fans mar Hanover's cup win

Published: Nov 02, 2012, 09:48 IST | AFP

Second division side Dynamo Dresden face tough sanctions from the German Football Federation (DFB) after their fans rioted during a Cup loss at Hanover 96, a year on from similar trouble at Dortmund

Violence broke out before the game, which Hanover won 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra-time, as 300 Dynamo fans broke into Hanover’s AWD Arena and clashed with police, which held the match up for 15 minutes.

Dresden fans then stormed the pitch after their team’s defeat, again forcing police intervention. In total, there were nine injuries while 18 fans were taken into custody. Almost exactly a year ago, Dresden fans were in hot water after rioting at Borussia Dortmund, which prompted the Federation to slap the east German club with a 100,000-euro ($130,000) fine.

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