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Enhanced law enforcement at the basketball finale in Berlin.

Antagonistic basketball fans clash during the climactic Euroleague round in Berlin. Law enforcement prepares for the culminating matches scheduled on Sunday.

The Prenzlauer Allee S-Bahn station is closed after a mass brawl during the night.
The Prenzlauer Allee S-Bahn station is closed after a mass brawl during the night.

European Basketball Competition - Enhanced law enforcement at the basketball finale in Berlin.

Berlin authorities have boosted their presence in response to the recent brawls between opposing basketball enthusiasts at the Euroleague Final Four. This was announced by a police official to the German Press Agency on Sunday, a day before the final matches between Fenerbahce Istanbul and Olympiakos Piraeus (starting at 5:00pm) and Real Madrid and Panathinaikos Athens (beginning at 8:00pm).

The intense battles had already started in the city on Friday and Saturday. On the latter night, fanatics supporting Athens and Piraeus went head-to-head at the Prenzlauer Allee S-Bahn station, leading to severe fights. The police spokesperson clarified that more than the initial 60 people were involved in the clash, possibly over 100. One individual sustained critical injuries as a consequence. The situation has since prompted extra emergency services to be dispatched to the Uber Arena, where the matches are being held, in addition to various locations around the city.

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Source: www.stern.de

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