Babelsberg v Energie Cottbus match halted twice by fan trouble

Friday’s German regional league match between Babelsberg and Energie Cottbus was halted twice because of fan trouble.

The ref was forced to stop the game in the 27th minute after a few masked Energie Cottbus fans broke onto the Karl Liebknecht Stadium pitch in a bid to reach the Babelsberg fans end.

Unfortunately for the pitch invaders, their plan were thwarted as cops and stewards quickly stepped in and prevented a possible clash.

After a ten-minute delay, the match resumed.

Trouble also broke out early in the second half as flares and firecrackers were thrown towards the Babelsberg fans end from the away end. Moreover, several Energie Cottbus fans attempted to get onto the pitch but they were prevented from doing so by cops.

The ref halted the match for a second time and fifteen minutes later restarted proceedings.

In total, nineteen arrests were made inside the stadium.

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