Football: Bayern file Uefa complaint over Madrid police 'attack' at half-time during loss

Riot police clash with Bayern Munich fans in the tribunes during the match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.
Riot police clash with Bayern Munich fans in the tribunes during the match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich accused Spanish police of "violent attacks" on their supporters during the Champions League defeat at Real Madrid and filed a complaint with European football governing body Uefa on Wednesday.

The German club said police action on Tuesday night during half-time at the Santiago Bernabeu was "completely misplaced and excessive" and have requested an explanation from the Spanish authorities.

Eye-witnesses said that riot police stormed the visitors' section of the ground to remove a banner, which led to Bayern fans attacking officers, who replied in kind.

About 4,500 Bayern fans travelled to watch the Germans bow out 6-3 on aggregate, after going down on the night 4-2 after extra time in the quarter-final second leg.