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Arrests made after Cyprus Cup final pitch invasion

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus police say two people aged 16 and 21 have been arrested after hundreds of fans stormed the pitch to celebrate Apollon Limassol winning the Cyprus Cup final.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said riot police had to make limited use of tear gas to disperse the crowd of around 400 Apollon fans on the pitch after 2-1 win over Omonia Nicosia on Wednesday.

Angelies said on Thursday that three riot police suffered minor injuries.

He said some of the Apollon fans hurled firecrackers, flares, and other items at Omonia fans in the stands. Some 40 Omonia fans then invaded the pitch to hurl objects at Apollon fans.

Angelides said stadium staff was responsible for security and checking fans for banned items.

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