CHAOS outside Porto stadium with hundreds of Inter Milan fans stuck

CHAOS outside Porto’s Estadio do Dragao with hundreds of Inter Milan fans ‘stuck in long queues trying to get in after kick-off’, leading to safety fears with supporters ‘crammed together in a tunnel’

  • Portuguese authorities wanted to stop Inter fans outside the away end kept out
  • Negotiations looked to have found a resolution but many remained stuck outside
  • Videos went viral on social media showing Inter Milan fans crammed together 

Here are the worrying scenes outside Porto’s Estádio do Dragão as ticketed Inter Milan fans tried to gain entry after the Champions League last-16 tie had already kicked off. 

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Inter Milan were roared on by a large travelling support – but hundreds were crammed together outside after the referee blew the whistle as safety fears escalated.  

According to Football Italia – and footage seen on social media – fans were captured being guided into an elevating corridor before they began shouting for explanations.

Portuguese authorities looked to get to grips with Italian fans who purchased tickets outside of the away end, electing to bar 1,000 from entry as of Monday night. 

But negotiations all day on Tuesday was said to have concluded with a resolution to allow all fans with tickets in – only for the reality to appear different at kick-off. 

Videos of Inter Milan fans being corralled into a tunnel outside Porto’s stadium have gone viral

Inter fans were told they would be granted entry provided they were not identifiable as away fans and were not wearing scarves or shirts of Inter Milan.  

Inter Milan fan Luca Pozzoni wrote on Twitter in frustration from the queue of stranded supporters. 

‘Shame on Porto. 1,000 Inter fans with regular tickets blocked outside the gates. There are children among us. Unblock the situation,’ Pozzoni wrote.

When they did manage to get inside they did not miss too much in a first half that ended 0-0 despite both sides producing good, clear-cut chances.  

Portuguese authorities had wanted to keep Inter fans with tickets not in the away end out

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