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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 April 2007, 09:20 GMT 10:20 UK
In pictures: Rome football violence

Police at the Olympic Stadium in Rome

The Champions League match between AS Roma and Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome started amidst fears of potential violence between rival sets of fans.

Manchester United fans and Italian policemen

The Italian police moved in to control Manchester United fans during the match when violence erupted.

A fan cowers away from an Italian policeman

Many fans have accused the police of heavy handed tactics and beating fans who were trying to get away.

An Italian policeman pushes a fan in the face

Police became involved after both sets of fans appeared to begin to confront each other, particularly after goals were scored.

A fan covered in blood

Several Manchester United fans were injured and 11 were later taken to hospital as a result of the violence.






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