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Man City fans clash with police in riot gear as crowds of supporters booze outside bars in Porto


Chelsea fans are taking to the streets of London and Porto in wild celebrations after a one-goal victory over Manchester City in the all-English Champions League final. 

Supporters climbed to the rooftops, scaled lampposts and let off flares as hundreds gathered near Stamford Bridge in scenes of jubilation. 

Germany’s Kai Havertz scored the game’s only goal, securing Europe’s most prestigious trophy for manager Thomas Tuchel who only joined the club 124 days ago after he replaced the sacked Frank Lampard.

England star Mason Mount’s inch-perfect assist stunned domestic double-winners City at the Estadio do Dragao during a tense final.

Pre-match fvourites Manchester City, the winners of this season’s Premier League, were playing in their first final in the competition.

But Pep Guardiola’s side failed to offer a response to the £72million Havertz’s first half strike, with substitute Sergio Aguero playing in his last game for the club unable to find the back of the net.

Guardiola fielded a surprise pivotless midfield in a bid to catch out Tuchel and the Blues, but the move backfired and City paid the toughest price. 

To make matters worse, Kevin De Bruyne suffered a facial injury on a wretched night for the stellar Belgium star, who will be an immediate injury doubt for the European Championships.  

Speaking after the final whistle, goalscorer Havertz struggled to contain his emotion and swore on TV.

He was asked: ‘You were Chelsea’s most expensive signing, surely you’ve repaid that now?

Havertz responded: ‘I couldn’t give a f***, we just won the Champions League.’ 

Two irked City fans were arrested in Porto’s Ribeira district for allegedly clashing with opposing fans.

It came just hours after thousands of fans clashed with police in riot gear as crowds of supporters descended on Porto before the final.

Boozy Britons took over pubs and bars in sunny Porto as they geared up for all-English fixture – the pinnacle in the European football calendar. 

But the festivities quickly got out of hand as large crowds supporters were seen clashing with police officers, who were dressed in riot gear, later in the afternoon.   

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta lifts the Champions League trophy after beating Manchester City in an all-English final in Portugal

Chelsea have won their second Champions League title after a narrow one-goal victory over fellow English side Manchester City in Portugal

Chelsea have won their second Champions League title after a narrow one-goal victory over fellow English side Manchester City in Portugal

In West London, supporters crowded near Stamford Bridge as they partied from the rooftops during jubilant scenes after the result

In West London, supporters crowded near Stamford Bridge as they partied from the rooftops during jubilant scenes after the result

Blues fans took to the streets of London to celebrate the historic win over their English rivals in Europe's top club competition

Blues fans took to the streets of London to celebrate the historic win over their English rivals in Europe’s top club competition

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with his wife Sissi and his two young children on the pitch after full time

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with his wife Sissi and his two young children on the pitch after full time

A supporter let off a blue flare near Stamford Bridge as hundreds took to the streets to celebrate the victory over the English champions

A supporter let off a blue flare near Stamford Bridge as hundreds took to the streets to celebrate the victory over the English champions

Chelsea fans celebrate with their shirts off after the final whistle at The Chelsea Pensioner pub in London

Chelsea fans celebrate with their shirts off after the final whistle at The Chelsea Pensioner pub in London 

Hundreds gathered in London to celebrate the victory which marks the end of the club football season

Hundreds gathered in London to celebrate the victory which marks the end of the club football season

A Portuguese police officer looks on as Chelsea supporters celebrate in Avenida dos Aliados in Porto on Saturday night

A Portuguese police officer looks on as Chelsea supporters celebrate in Avenida dos Aliados in Porto on Saturday night

In Manchester, fans were dejected after a poor display which saw only one shot on target registered by the runaway league champions

In Manchester, fans were dejected after a poor display which saw only one shot on target registered by the runaway league champions

Players and backrrom staff gathered for a team photo in the dressing room with the trophy during a night to remember for the Premier League stars

Players and backrrom staff gathered for a team photo in the dressing room with the trophy during a night to remember for the Premier League stars

Havertz, a German international, scored his first ever goal in the Champions League on Saturday after rounding goalkeeper Ederson

Havertz, a German international, scored his first ever goal in the Champions League on Saturday after rounding goalkeeper Ederson

Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game for the Blues after taking the ball past onrushing keeper Ederson

Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game for the Blues after taking the ball past onrushing keeper Ederson

Fans leaned out of their windows to celebrate with supporters on the streets of West London near Chelsea's home ground of Stamford Bridge

Fans leaned out of their windows to celebrate with supporters on the streets of West London near Chelsea’s home ground of Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's team captain Cesar Azpilicueta embraces his wife Adriana after the final whistle after he helped keep a clean sheet against the English champions

Chelsea’s team captain Cesar Azpilicueta embraces his wife Adriana after the final whistle after he helped keep a clean sheet against the English champions

Chelsea fans in the Estadio do Dragao in Porto cheer as their team claimed the prestigious trophy, nine years after their previous triumph in the competition

Chelsea fans in the Estadio do Dragao in Porto cheer as their team claimed the prestigious trophy, nine years after their previous triumph in the competition

Chelsea's Kai Havertz celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League final

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Champions League final

In West London, fans climnbed lampposts and leaned out of windows after Chelsea won arguably the biggest prize in club football

In West London, fans climnbed lampposts and leaned out of windows after Chelsea won arguably the biggest prize in club football

Ruben Dias consoles Aguero at the final whistle following the Argentine's final game for the club

Ruben Dias consoles Aguero at the final whistle following the Argentine’s final game for the club

Kai Havertz (right) scored what was the only goal of the match after a fine Mason Mount pass

Kai Havertz (right) scored what was the only goal of the match after a fine Mason Mount pass

There were jubilant scenes in the English capital as fans took to the streets to celebrate the famous victory in Europe's top competition

There were jubilant scenes in the English capital as fans took to the streets to celebrate the famous victory in Europe’s top competition

Pep Guardiola's third Champions League crown remains elusive after a 1-0 loss to Chelsea

Pep Guardiola’s third Champions League crown remains elusive after a 1-0 loss to Chelsea

Manchester City lost Kevin de Bruyne (left) in the second half after a collision off heads with Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger

Manchester City lost Kevin de Bruyne (left) in the second half after a collision off heads with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger

De Bruyne was left devastated after being forced out of the Champions League final after clash of heads in the second half

De Bruyne was left devastated after being forced out of the Champions League final after clash of heads in the second half 

Aguero fought back the tears as he is consoled by Foden having ended his 10-year spell at the club with a final defeat

Aguero fought back the tears as he is consoled by Foden having ended his 10-year spell at the club with a final defeat

The title is Chelsea's second in the competition after winning the Champions League in 2012, again after a change of manager midway through the season

The title is Chelsea’s second in the competition after winning the Champions League in 2012, again after a change of manager midway through the season

Players run to the fans who attended the game in Porto after it was moved from Istanbul due to Britain's Covid restrictions

Players run to the fans who attended the game in Porto after it was moved from Istanbul due to Britain’s Covid restrictions

A sullen City fan decked out in club clothes can only look on as the Manchester club failed to win a historic treble

A sullen City fan decked out in club clothes can only look on as the Manchester club failed to win a historic treble

Outside Chelsea's ground of Stamford Bridge, fans were celebrating on the streets after the one-goal victory over City

Outside Chelsea’s ground of Stamford Bridge, fans were celebrating on the streets after the one-goal victory over City

England right-back Kyle Walker looks on at the celebrations on the pitch after full time during what was still a successful season for City

England right-back Kyle Walker looks on at the celebrations on the pitch after full time during what was still a successful season for City

Kurt Zouma busted out some dance moves in the Chelsea dressing room with music blaring

Kurt Zouma busted out some dance moves in the Chelsea dressing room with music blaring

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel then entered the dressing room and sprayed the entire squad with his own champagne bottle

Joyous scenes at Ribeira in Porto quickly escalated as police officers armed with riot gear descended on football fans

Joyous scenes at Ribeira in Porto quickly escalated as police officers armed with riot gear descended on football fans

Manchester City supporters clashed with police at Ribeira in Porto on Saturday - the eve of UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Dragao stadium

Manchester City supporters clashed with police at Ribeira in Porto on Saturday – the eve of UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Dragao stadium

Chelsea fans celebrated a first half goal from Kai Havertz which gave them the lead in the prestigious Champions League in the all-English final

Chelsea fans celebrated a first half goal from Kai Havertz which gave them the lead in the prestigious Champions League in the all-English final

Thousands of Manchester City and Chelsea fans have descended on Portugal ahead of the teams' Champions League final clash tonight, but supporters clashed with police officers at Ribeira, Porto

Thousands of Manchester City and Chelsea fans have descended on Portugal ahead of the teams’ Champions League final clash tonight, but supporters clashed with police officers at Ribeira, Porto

Chelsea fans celebrate their side's first goal of the game at The Chelsea Pensioner pub in London

Chelsea fans celebrate their side’s first goal of the game at The Chelsea Pensioner pub in London

Supporters flocked around the river Douro in the city as they chanted, erected flags and toasted to their club's success in a few hours

Supporters flocked around the river Douro in the city as they chanted, erected flags and toasted to their club’s success in a few hours

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, pictured wearing a mask, celebrated inside the stadium in Porto after his side opened the scoring

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, pictured wearing a mask, celebrated inside the stadium in Porto after his side opened the scoring

Police officers control supporters at Ribeira in Porto on May 28 on the eve of UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea

Police officers control supporters at Ribeira in Porto on May 28 on the eve of UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea

Manchester City's mercurial midfielder Kevin de Bruyne left the field in tears after he suffered in injury in the final

Manchester City’s mercurial midfielder Kevin de Bruyne left the field in tears after he suffered in injury in the final

After the scenes of revelry and clashes outside the stadium, fans made their way inside to watch the highly anticipated spectacle

After the scenes of revelry and clashes outside the stadium, fans made their way inside to watch the highly anticipated spectacle

The festivities quickly got out of hand as large crowds supporters were seen clashing with police officers, who were dressed in riot gear, later on Saturday afternoon

The festivities quickly got out of hand as large crowds supporters were seen clashing with police officers, who were dressed in riot gear, later on Saturday afternoon

Supporters were seen facing off to police officers at Ribeira in Porto on Saturday afternoon as they prepared for final between Manchester City and Chelsea

Supporters were seen facing off to police officers at Ribeira in Porto on Saturday afternoon as they prepared for final between Manchester City and Chelsea

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who only joined the side in Chelsea, celebrates the opening goal in the crunch game

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who only joined the side in Chelsea, celebrates the opening goal in the crunch game

Men in shirts and others without cheer as they prepare for the first all-Engish final for years in Porto, Portugal, tonight

Men in shirts and others without cheer as they prepare for the first all-Engish final for years in Porto, Portugal, tonight

Noel Gallagher was one of the City fans seen heading to the ground before the crunch game on Saturday evening

Noel Gallagher was one of the City fans seen heading to the ground before the crunch game on Saturday evening

A long line of police officers stood guard in Porto as they watched Manchester City supporters ahead of the final

A long line of police officers stood guard in Porto as they watched Manchester City supporters ahead of the final

Fans made their way into the stadium which is open under a limited capacity due to Covid restrictions

Fans made their way into the stadium which is open under a limited capacity due to Covid restrictions

Police officer equipped with riot gear stood guard as Manchester City supporters enjoyed the joyous atmosphere in Portugal

Police officer equipped with riot gear stood guard as Manchester City supporters enjoyed the joyous atmosphere in Portugal

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who has led the team to its first ever Champions League final, was seen in the tunnel ahead of the match

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who has led the team to its first ever Champions League final, was seen in the tunnel ahead of the match

Manchester City supports enjoy the pre match atmosphere in Portugal on Saturday ahead of the final

Manchester City supports enjoy the pre match atmosphere in Portugal on Saturday ahead of the final

One City fan enjoyed a snooze before kick off as he soaked in the sun from the comfort of his seat inside the stadium

One City fan enjoyed a snooze before kick off as he soaked in the sun from the comfort of his seat inside the stadium

Chelsea supporters gather and chant in downtown Porto in Portugal on Saturday

Chelsea supporters gather and chant in downtown Porto in Portugal on Saturday

Chelsea fans chanted as they relished their first appearnce in the Champions League final since their victory in 2012

Chelsea fans chanted as they relished their first appearnce in the Champions League final since their victory in 2012

The jubilant scenes continued as fans entered the stadium in the neutral venue as thousands of Britons descended on Portugal

The jubilant scenes continued as fans entered the stadium in the neutral venue as thousands of Britons descended on Portugal

Thousands of Manchester City and Chelsea fans have descended on Portugal ahead of the teams' Champions League final clash tonight

Thousands of Manchester City and Chelsea fans have descended on Portugal ahead of the teams’ Champions League final clash tonight

A group of Chelsea supporters spray bottles of beer while posing for a photo in downtown Porto on Saturday ahead of the clash

A group of Chelsea supporters spray bottles of beer while posing for a photo in downtown Porto on Saturday ahead of the clash

A City fan is checked by a steward as he enters the Estadio do Dragao, the home of Portuguese side Porto, on Saturday evening

A City fan is checked by a steward as he enters the Estadio do Dragao, the home of Portuguese side Porto, on Saturday evening

Masked Porto fans hold up a stolen Manchester City flag during the proceedings to the Champions League final in the Portuguese city

Masked Porto fans hold up a stolen Manchester City flag during the proceedings to the Champions League final in the Portuguese city

Today’s fan clashes come after the streets descended into chaos last night when Britons battled each other and police with tensions flaring.

Earlier that day, supporters had flocked around the river Douro in the city as they chanted, erected flags and toasted to their club’s success in a few hours.

They arrived having been forced to fork out excessive prices for flights and hotels as well as the chaos of a Covid testing system which left some fearing they would miss the match.

Last night, rival gangs flouted social distancing rules as they flung bar stools at each other, hurled glass bottles and brawled on busy main roads following a heavy day of drinking.

Meanwhile livid locals hit out at the maskless mobs wreaking havoc on the north west city and said if the stadium is being open to Britons tonight then all grounds should be open to the Portuguese.

As Chelsea’s stars made their way to the Estadio do Dragao on the team bus in a police motorcade, they were jeered by City fans who were queueing for their own bus to the stadium in their fan zone.

Young English starlet Phil Foden, who has shone for the Citizens this season and hopes to break into the England starting team in the Euros this summer, was aseen arriving at the stadium

Young English starlet Phil Foden, who has shone for the Citizens this season and hopes to break into the England starting team in the Euros this summer, was aseen arriving at the stadium

Boozy Britons took over pubs and bars in sunny Porto as they geared up for all-English fixture - the pinnacle in the European football calendar

Boozy Britons took over pubs and bars in sunny Porto as they geared up for all-English fixture – the pinnacle in the European football calendar

Supporters flocked around the river Douro in the city as they chanted, erected flags and toasted to their club's success in a few hours

Supporters flocked around the river Douro in the city as they chanted, erected flags and toasted to their club’s success in a few hours

The joyous scenes come just hours after the streets descended into chaos when Britons battled each other and police with tensions flaring last night

The joyous scenes come just hours after the streets descended into chaos when Britons battled each other and police with tensions flaring last night

Chelsea players take in their surroundings on the pitch as fans started to filter through into the stands

Chelsea players take in their surroundings on the pitch as fans started to filter through into the stands

Fans perched overlooking a square in Porto rest on a wall while drinking during a sunny Saturday afternoon

Fans perched overlooking a square in Porto rest on a wall while drinking during a sunny Saturday afternoon 

Football fans who have made the trip appeared to head straight for the bars as thousands packed into the narrow streets around the river Douro

Football fans who have made the trip appeared to head straight for the bars as thousands packed into the narrow streets around the river Douro

Fans in the Porto city centre fan park before the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Estadio do Dragao

Fans in the Porto city centre fan park before the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Estadio do Dragao

A member of the Portuguese police tries to hold back fans as Britons descended ahead of the all-English European final

A member of the Portuguese police tries to hold back fans as Britons descended ahead of the all-English European final

Manchester City fans cheer as they drink in front of a bridge in Porto ahead of their side's huge match against Chelsea this evening

Manchester City fans cheer as they drink in front of a bridge in Porto ahead of their side’s huge match against Chelsea this evening

Young Manchester City fans are pictured singing as others - who have been out in the sun all day - wave their arms in motion

Young Manchester City fans are pictured singing as others – who have been out in the sun all day – wave their arms in motion

Tables were full in the north west Portuguese city of Porto today as fans from Manchester and London descended to the centre

Tables were full in the north west Portuguese city of Porto today as fans from Manchester and London descended to the centre

Sun starved Britons were enjoying the scenes of revelry as they drank beer and chanted ahead of the huge clash

Sun starved Britons were enjoying the scenes of revelry as they drank beer and chanted ahead of the huge clash

Some supporters take a break and sit on some stone steps amid a sea of Manchester City flags in Porto this afternoon

Some supporters take a break and sit on some stone steps amid a sea of Manchester City flags in Porto this afternoon

One Manchester City fan raises his arms as he chants in anticipation for the big match on Saturday night

One Manchester City fan raises his arms as he chants in anticipation for the big match on Saturday night

A group of lads cheer as they drink and party in Porto before kick off between Chelsea and Manchester City in the final tonight

A group of lads cheer as they drink and party in Porto before kick off between Chelsea and Manchester City in the final tonight

Two young fans shake hands with each other as they enjoy a pint as they eagerly await the huge stand off between Manchester City and Chelsea tonight

Two young fans shake hands with each other as they enjoy a pint as they eagerly await the huge stand off between Manchester City and Chelsea tonight

Thousands of City fans were queuing for buses to take them to the ground around 90 minutes before kick-off, when Chelsea were driven past with the club’s Lion emblem on the front.

City fan Thomas Crawton,42, said: ‘It was a wind up. We had been waiting ages for the buses to take us to the ground, and then that lot showed up. We were really surprised. It was really just banter.’

Football fans who have made the trip appeared to head straight for the bars as thousands packed into the narrow streets around the river Douro.

Chelsea and Manchester City supporters mixed with each other at the boozers as the pints began to flow early this morning.

Huge flags were draped over the side of a rock face above one of the pubs saying ‘Man City loyal’ and ‘boys in blue from division two’.

Meanwhile some fans opted for a calmer way to see the city as they glided around on Segways while donned their team kits.

Hostilities between the two sides appeared to have been put on ice as small groups made up of rival supporters smiled for photographs on the personal transporters.

Others enjoyed a kick about in a city centre square in the shadow of a huge replica of the Champions League trophy.

Some Britons will be heading to the Estádio do Dragão to watch the match live while police said thousands of others are expected to spectate from the bars.

Some 16,500 will be allowed to enter the huge ground to help maintain social distancing despite low Covid cases in Portugal. 

A shirtless fan holds up a replica of the Champions League trophy at a bar as friends and family enjoy the sun on Saturday

A shirtless fan holds up a replica of the Champions League trophy at a bar as friends and family enjoy the sun on Saturday 

A Manchester City fan, with a pint in hand smiles for a photograph as he holds hi mobile phone aloft on Saturday afternoon

A Manchester City fan, with a pint in hand smiles for a photograph as he holds hi mobile phone aloft on Saturday afternoon

A group of lads cheer as they sing and dance ahead of the big match between Chelsea and Manchester City tonight

A group of lads cheer as they sing and dance ahead of the big match between Chelsea and Manchester City tonight 

A group of mates stand outside a bar on the street s festivities continue throughout the day in Porto, Portugal, today

A group of mates stand outside a bar on the street s festivities continue throughout the day in Porto, Portugal, today

A line of local policeman stand with one on the phone as they monitor the behaviour of the fans ahead of the match tonight

A line of local policeman stand with one on the phone as they monitor the behaviour of the fans ahead of the match tonight

Groups of lads and ladies from Britain bake in the sun as they get drinking ahead of the Champions League final tonight

Groups of lads and ladies from Britain bake in the sun as they get drinking ahead of the Champions League final tonight

Manchester City fans relax with their pints in the city centre before the UEFA Champions League final kicks off this evening

Manchester City fans relax with their pints in the city centre before the UEFA Champions League final kicks off this evening

Manchester City fans collect their match day tickets in Porto ahead of the match that kicks off on Saturday evening

Manchester City fans collect their match day tickets in Porto ahead of the match that kicks off on Saturday evening

Some punters sit on the side of a tram stop as they get the pints in ahead of tonight's huge match between the two English giants

Some punters sit on the side of a tram stop as they get the pints in ahead of tonight’s huge match between the two English giants

An armoured police car is parked on the street as officers monitor Britons who have made the trip to Portugal this weekend

An armoured police car is parked on the street as officers monitor Britons who have made the trip to Portugal this weekend

City and Chelsea fans made their way to the stadium on Saturday evening to take in the view ahead of the final

City and Chelsea fans made their way to the stadium on Saturday evening to take in the view ahead of the final

A young Manchester City fan waves a sky blue flag reading 'This is our City' as he entered the Estadio do Dragao stadium in Porto

A young Manchester City fan waves a sky blue flag reading ‘This is our City’ as he entered the Estadio do Dragao stadium in Porto

Fans are searched by stewards as they enter the stadium before the match which marks the end of the European club season

Fans are searched by stewards as they enter the stadium before the match which marks the end of the European club season

Manchester City fan Casey O’Brien, 29, of Denton, missed his original flight because the results of Covid test he took and paid for did not arrive in time.

He said: ‘It was really worrying. I went to Gatwick, missed the flight because my result hadn’t come through and had to re-book and take a test at the airport. I got the last flight out of Gatwick to Porto and got in at 10pm.

‘But it is great to be here despite all the hassle and extra cost. We have to go through it again on the return but that will be after we have won the Champions League. So it won’t be as bad.’

Tom Shaw, 29, a chartered surveyor from Knutsford, said: ‘Its the biggest ever game for City. I could not miss this match.

‘It has cost a sum north of £1000 but that is money well spent. There have been so many other obstacles with Covid. You have to have a Covid test within 72 hours before you can fly home.

‘I knew it would be problematic in Porto because thousands of Manchester City and Chelsea fans would need them.

‘So I had my return PCR test at Manchester airport before got on the plane here. I am leaving on Sunday morning, so that will still be within the 72 hours. Now all we need is to win the cup!’

Rob Brown, 30, an accountant from Hale, added: ‘It is a beautiful day. The Sun is shining and Manchester City are going home with the champions league cup for the first time.’

Man City fan Issy O’Brien,25, flew in on Saturday as a guest of the club’s owner Sheikh Mansour who forked out of plane seats for thousands of the Premier League champion’s loyal supporters.

She said: ‘After everything that people have been through over the last year, it is an absolute privilege to be here.’ The IT consultant added: ‘ Porto is a beautiful city. It is such a great place to have such a big match.’

Chelsea fan Kaz Khalick, 26, of Luton, unveiled a huge club flag with his fellow supporter Laurie Kavanagh.

Kaz said: ‘Our name is on the trophy. We have won it before. City have never won it and sadly for them tonight is not going to be the night for them.’

Jeremy Jackson, 54, of Cheam, Surry, added: ‘Its a shame that a few idiots cannot behave after a few pints of beer. Lets hope that is the end of the trouble and we can all look forward to a great match…with a Chelsea victory.’

Chelsea and Manchester City supporters mixed with each other at the boozers as the pints began to flow early this morning

Chelsea and Manchester City supporters mixed with each other at the boozers as the pints began to flow early this morning

Manchester City banners are hung from a rock face in the city centre as punters hit the bars below in the sun on Saturday afternoon

Manchester City banners are hung from a rock face in the city centre as punters hit the bars below in the sun on Saturday afternoon

Huge flags were draped over the side of a rock face above one of the pubs saying 'Man City loyal' and 'boys in blue from division two'

Huge flags were draped over the side of a rock face above one of the pubs saying ‘Man City loyal’ and ‘boys in blue from division two’

Hostilities between the two sides appeared to have been put on ice as small groups made up of rival supporters smiled for photographs on the personal transporters

Hostilities between the two sides appeared to have been put on ice as small groups made up of rival supporters smiled for photographs on the personal transporters

Meanwhile some fans opted for a calmer way to see the city as they glided around on Segways while donned their team kits

Meanwhile some fans opted for a calmer way to see the city as they glided around on Segways while donned their team kits

Police watch over fans in the city centre of Porto before the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Estadio do Dragao tonight

Police watch over fans in the city centre of Porto before the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Estadio do Dragao tonight

Chelsea fans relax as they enjoy a quiet moment ahead of a huge night of European football - where two British sides will fight it out for the cup

Chelsea fans relax as they enjoy a quiet moment ahead of a huge night of European football – where two British sides will fight it out for the cup

Chelsea fans take a selfie with a Giant UEFA Champions League Trophy ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea

Chelsea fans take a selfie with a Giant UEFA Champions League Trophy ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea

Fans pose for a photograph with the Adidas official ball ahead of the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday evening

Fans pose for a photograph with the Adidas official ball ahead of the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday evening

A young Chelsea fan gets tested for the coronavirus by medics ahead of the match on Saturday night

A young Chelsea fan gets tested for the coronavirus by medics ahead of the match on Saturday night 

Locals are annoyed the stadium has been opened up for Britons to enjoy the Champions League final when they have not been allowed in for months.

Others are terrified the huge influx of foreigners in the city could lead to another spike in coronavirus infections – especially because the UK hosts a number of highly-contagious variants.

Resident Alexandre Magalhaes told the Guardian: ‘If they open [the stadiums] for the English, they should open [them] for all.’

His government had said English football fans would have to fly in today for the match, stay in a bubble before flying home immediately after the game finished.

But they scrapped the bubble requirment on Thursday and later lifted restrictions on movement amid the overwhelming number of Britons.

Another local said: ‘If these [new rules] are true I will not comply with any more lockdowns. This is a shame for everyone who continues to comply with health rules.’

Locals are annoyed the stadium has been opened up for Britons to enjoy the Champions League final when they have not been allowed in for months. Pictured: A bus at Porto airport

Locals are annoyed the stadium has been opened up for Britons to enjoy the Champions League final when they have not been allowed in for months. Pictured: A bus at Porto airport

Others are terrified the huge influx of foreigners in the city could lead to another spike in coronavirus infections - especially because the UK hosts a number of highly-contagious variants. Pictured: Porto airport

Others are terrified the huge influx of foreigners in the city could lead to another spike in coronavirus infections – especially because the UK hosts a number of highly-contagious variants. Pictured: Porto airport 

Resident Alexandre Magalhaes told the Guardian: 'If they open [the stadiums] for the English, they should open [them] for all.' Pictured: City fans at Porto airport

Resident Alexandre Magalhaes told the Guardian: ‘If they open [the stadiums] for the English, they should open [them] for all.’ Pictured: City fans at Porto airport 

Portugal's government had said English football fans would have to fly in today for the match, stay in a bubble before flying home immediately after the game finished

Portugal’s government had said English football fans would have to fly in today for the match, stay in a bubble before flying home immediately after the game finished

Another local said: 'If these [new rules] are true I will not comply with any more lockdowns. This is a shame for everyone who continues to comply with health rules.' Pictured: Fans at Porto airport

Another local said: ‘If these [new rules] are true I will not comply with any more lockdowns. This is a shame for everyone who continues to comply with health rules.’ Pictured: Fans at Porto airport 

Three fans flash their Covid negative wristbands that will let them enter the ground for the Champions League final tonight

Three fans flash their Covid negative wristbands that will let them enter the ground for the Champions League final tonight

Fans of Chelsea pose for a photograph ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea tonight

Fans of Chelsea pose for a photograph ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea tonight

Last night rival gangs from the two teams clashed with riot police armed with batons on the streets of Porto ahead of tonight’s fixture.

Supporters fought each other and local officers by the Douro river in the north-west Portuguese city after a bar stool was hurled back and forth.

Armed with flags adorned with their club crests, English fans flouted social distancing as they threw punches and lit up flares in skirmishes following a day of heavy drinking.

Photos earlier in the day showed hundreds of topless supporters drinking and cheering ahead of the UEFA Champions League final at the Dragao stadium, the home ground of FC Porto.

Up to 16,500 fans will be admitted, with each side allocated 6,000 tickets – with around 2,000 going to UEFA delegates and sponsors – and the rest sold to regular punters in Portugal.

But thousands more who do not have tickets will also face the agony of missing the game on TV, as bars in Porto close at 10.30pm on Saturday night as per coronavirus regulations.

Antonio Fonseca, chairman of the Association of Bar Keepers of Historic Porto, said he feared there would be trouble if bars and restaurants closed at that time.

He told MailOnline: ‘I’m worried about this aspect – if the game goes into extra time and it has penalties like the other night it won’t finish until maybe 10.45, so we face the prospect of owners asking people to leave with the match yet to finish. Who is going to be brave enough to tell these people who have been drinking all day to go?

‘It raises the possibility of violence and aggression and that’s why we asked the local council for an extension but so far we have heard nothing. It’s not going to be easy to ask the English supporters to leave.

‘This situation should have been taken care of. In the past, the Porto authorities met with us but unfortunately, they have not done so.

‘Everything will shut at the same time which means there will be large groups on the streets and the police will have to disperse them quickly.’

Rival gangs of English football fans clashed with riot police armed with batons on the streets of Porto last night ahead of the hotly anticipated Champions League final tonight

Rival gangs of English football fans clashed with riot police armed with batons on the streets of Porto last night ahead of the hotly anticipated Champions League final tonight

Manchester City fans seen clashing with Portuguese police in Porto on Friday night ahead of the Champions League Final tonight

Manchester City fans seen clashing with Portuguese police in Porto on Friday night ahead of the Champions League Final tonight

Manchester City fans seen in Porto ahead of the Champions League Final. There were chaotic scenes as they clashed with each other and police

Manchester City fans seen in Porto ahead of the Champions League Final. There were chaotic scenes as they clashed with each other and police 

Chelsea fan Adrian Garrat, from Dorking, who arrived last night said: ‘What? The bars shut at 10.30? That’s the first I’ve heard of it. Sounds crazy to me if it goes to extra time and penalties.’

There were shameful scenes along the riverside in Porto city centre as rivals fought after a day of drinking in the sunshine. Several punch ups broke out and police baton charged fans to stop the violence.

Police had banned glasses and bottles and the throwing of beer at rivals did not result in serious injury.

One officer said: ‘The English fans have been drinking all day and some have tried to fight. But we have stopped them. They have been warned they will be jailed if they do not behave.’ 

The game was originally supposed to take place in Istanbul, but the UK placed Turkey on the ‘red’ list – meaning travellers would have had to quarantine for 14-days upon their return.

There are others arriving in Porto who are not restricted by those measures who the police are said to be keeping a close eye on.

Portugal was one of only a handful of countries added to the UK’s ‘green list’ of places to travel from May 17.

But hundreds of thousands of Britons may use a loophole to fly there before travelling over land to their second homes in Spain, France and Italy.

The opening up of flights saw a rush of people jetting to Faro, Porto or Lisbon but there was nothing to stop them renting a car and driving into Europe.



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