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Belgrade derby marred by violence

  • Reuters, Sunday, November 29, 2009 7 AM
The Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan again produced violence as eight people were injured, two of them seriously, and 40 were arrested during and after Saturday's match. A 44-year-old man suffered a heart attack, while an 11-year-old boy was hospitalized with head injuries. Defending champion Partizan won, 2-1, in a game that was held up for several minutes in the second half when firemen and riot police had to intervene to put out fires. Partizan moved to within one point of Red Star at the top of the standings.

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