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Europa League: Police officer dies in clashes before Athletic Bilbao v Spartak Moscow


It has been reported at least five people have been arrested

A police officer has died during clashes between fans before Athletic Bilbao’s home Europa League match against Spartak Moscow at San Mames.

The officer from the Ertzaintza – the Basque Country’s police force – reportedly suffered a heart attack.

More than 500 officers were deployed for the fixture and reports say at least five arrests were made.

“Our condolences to colleagues, friends and relatives of the Ertzaina deceased in act of service,” Bilbao police said.