Legia Warsaw fans attack police as ‘punches and missiles thrown’ during Leicester clash

The Legia Warsaw fans were armed with flares and missiles (Image: Leicester City FC via Getty Imag)

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Leicester City 's victory over Legia Warsaw has been soured by violent scenes between the travelling fans and police inside the King Power Stadium.

Thousands of Warsaw fans packed inside the away end armed with flares, used to create a smokescreen while around 100 of them made their way across seats covered in tarpaulin to throw punches in an attack on police.

The tarpaulin is purposefully placed between the away end and the home support to make any clashes between the pair more difficult, though Warsaw fans showed a flagrant disregard and crawled across it to spark the violence.

The Leicester fans had little choice but to stand and watch the unsavoury scenes unfold, distracting them from matters on the pitch as their side recorded an impressive 3-1 Europa League win.

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Leiga Warsaw fans clash with police inside the King Power Stadium
(Image: Leicester City FC via Getty Imag)

Warsaw can expect some form of punishment from UEFA as a result of their supporters conduct, with a financial punishment the very least European football's governing body will dish out.

Extra police were deployed to the away end of the stadium to try and tackle the troubling behaviour, yet another example of crowd trouble marring what promised to be an intriguing European clash.

This is not the first time Leicester have been subject to violence from opposing fans, with reports of crowd trouble during their first game of the group stage at home to Italian side Napoli.

UEFA are likely to punish Legia Warsaw for their fans behaviour
(Image: REUTERS)

Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was seen shaking his head and looking bewildered at what was going on behind him, though Leicester's players ensured matters on the pitch were positive for the home faithful.

Brendan Rodgers men have hit the front in perfect time with just one game left away at Napoli on December 9.

Only top spot guarantees a last 16 place and Leicester tore into Warsaw last night with serious intent after being booed off against Chelsea.

Patson Daka opened the scoring early on before Maddison produced a brilliant ‘Cryuff’ turn and finish to make it 2-0.

Warsaw pulled a goal back but Maddison’s pin-point corner picked out Wilfred Ndidi to make it 3-1 before the break.

Leicester were reassuringly compact and solid in the second half to see out the game.

It compounded Legia’s misery as the Polish outfit endure their worst run in 85 years.

The Legia Warsaw fans were armed with flares and missiles
(Image: Leicester City FC via Getty Imag)

Yet it was consistent with Leicester’s defensive woes this term that they never looked comfortable and needed some desperate defending before the interval.

But the hosts were much more solid in the second half and enjoyed the full support of fans after boss Rodgers hit out at his side being booed during the home loss to Chelsea.

Maddison didn’t hit the heights again after being clattered and subbed.
But his classy contribution was enough to put Leicester in pole position for the last 16.