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Netherlands: Ajax fans out in force before Champions League semi-final

Netherlands, Amsterdam
May 08, 2019 at 21:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ajax fans made it a spectacle to remember as thousands gathered outside the Johan Cruyff Arena ahead of their clash against Tottenham in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

The home support outside the 54,990 capacity stadium were seen lighting flares, singing and chanting as the Dutch club look to reach their first Champions League final in 23 years.

More than 10,000 Spurs fans are expected to cross the Channel to Amsterdam.

Dutch and British police have been placed on high alert ahead of tonight's high intensity game, who fear tempers will flare again between two groups of supporters.

Three police officers were assaulted by four Ajax fans after the first-leg in north London. A further 140 arrests were made when Ajax hosted Juventus last month for the first leg of their quarter-final, with police deploying water cannon.

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Ajax fans made it a spectacle to remember as thousands gathered outside the Johan Cruyff Arena ahead of their clash against Tottenham in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

The home support outside the 54,990 capacity stadium were seen lighting flares, singing and chanting as the Dutch club look to reach their first Champions League final in 23 years.

More than 10,000 Spurs fans are expected to cross the Channel to Amsterdam.

Dutch and British police have been placed on high alert ahead of tonight's high intensity game, who fear tempers will flare again between two groups of supporters.

Three police officers were assaulted by four Ajax fans after the first-leg in north London. A further 140 arrests were made when Ajax hosted Juventus last month for the first leg of their quarter-final, with police deploying water cannon.

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