CAF match interrupted after fans invade pitch

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 11:40 hrs

Tunis, Aug 19 (IANS) An African Champions League (CAF) football match between two Tunisian teams, Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Etoile du Sahel, was interrupted Sunday after supporters invaded the pitch in Sousse.

The match was first interrupted in the 41st minute after Esperance scored a first goal, it was later interrupted in the 70th minute after Yanick Djeng doubled the score for Esperance, reports Xinhua.

After the referee was forced to leave the pitch, police used teargas to disperse Etoile fans unhappy about the score. The match was played in the presence of Etoile supporters only.

During the first match between both teams in Rades near Tunis two weeks ago, Esperance Sportive won 1-0.

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