๐Ÿšจ Wild footage emerges of the Legia Warsaw fans outside Villa Park

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39 arrests were made and four officers were injured during clashes with Legia Warsaw fans on Thursday night.

West Midlands Police released a statement on the trouble prior to the match.

โ€œWe were faced with disgusting and highly dangerous scenes as trouble flared ahead of the fixture between Aston Villa and Legia Warsaw,โ€ it read.

โ€œWe had a significant policing presence in place because of safety concerns. This stemmed from visiting fans having been involved in previous matchday disorder.

โ€œThe disorder is believed to have sparked when tickets were not distributed by the away club to supporters outside the ground, as had been anticipated.

โ€œDuring the disorder four officers were injured โ€“ with one taken to hospital โ€“ along with two police horses and two police dogs as missiles including flares were thrown towards them. Thankfully their injuries are not believed to be serious.โ€

Aston Villa progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win.

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