- Associated Press - Saturday, January 6, 2018

MADRID (AP) - Spanish authorities say that 23 people have been arrested for participating in a fight between fans of Sevilla and Real Betis hours before the teams play each other in a league match.

The emergency services for Sevilla said via Twitter on Saturday that police intervened to make the arrests of “at least 23 people.”

They add that the rival fan groups had arranged the meeting in order to fight.

The derby between Seville’s two teams is considered the most hotly disputed rivalry in Spain.


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