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Vienna Football Hooligans caused violent Viennese Football Derby

football fansThe Viennese football derby between Austria and Rapid Vienna this afternoon was overshadowed by heavy riots.

During the match Rapid goalkeeper Helge Payer was hit by burning missiles from Austria Vienna supporters. The fans of Rapid Vienna on the other side of the goal were throwing benches and wood laths at police forces.

Already at lunchtime before the match, 1.000 supporters of Rapid Vienna met in the Viennese city centre on the Stephansplatz. They went together to the home ground of Austria Vienna and threw beer bottles and shot rockets on their way.

After the match both hooligan groups met on the main crossroads and started to fight. The police had trouble to clear the situation.

Austria Vienna won the match 2:1.

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