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Juventus lose to Torino as crowd trouble overshadows derby

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Torino's 2-1 win over local-rivals Juventus yesterday in Serie A was overshadowed by crowd trouble that saw nine people injured after a firework exploded in the away end.

The two sides are known for their hostile matches due to the being local-rivals but it started early in yesterday's match as fans were causing trouble right from the very start.

Inside Trouble

According to Italian police, a firework exploded after being thrown in the away end by a Juventus supporter, but it started due to the home fans hurling objects into the away section.

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During the match, two Juve fans were arrested and escorted out of the ground, whilst one Torino fan was also taken in by the police. However, since the match, a further two Juve fans have been found and arrested by the Italian police due to the ugly scenes at the Olympic stadium.

Outside Trouble

The violence and the ugly scenes started way before kick-off when hundreds of Torino fans attempted to block the Juve team bus from entering the stadium. It's been reported that around 300 fans were surrounding the bus and lobbing objects at the vehicle to prevent them getting access to the ground.

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Eye-witnesses claim stones, eggs and bottles were all being thrown at the team-bus with one window being smashed in the process. After the incident and the game, the Italian police made a statement confirming that with the use of security footage, they were able to arrest the people involved and will take further action on the individuals.

Juve Statement

After the game, Juventus' sporting director Beppe Marotta said: "This was a deplorable episode of serious violence."

Torino prevent title win

After everything had calmed down outside and inside the stadium, Torino eventually went on to win the game 2-1 and claimed their first victory over Juve in 20 years. The defeat meant The Old Lady weren't crowned Serie A champions for a fourth consecutive season, but they are still 14 points clear of Lazio with just six games left.

Juve will be crowned champions on Wednesday if they can beat Fiorentina with Lazio failing to secure three points against struggling club Parma.


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