Atalanta match abandoned after fan trouble
MILAN, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Atalanta's Serie A match with AC Milan was abandoned on Sunday after fans tried to smash down a glass barrier keeping them from the pitch.
Discussions between the teams, the referee and the police led to the decision, which was conveyed to fans via the public address system.
Violence had erupted outside the ground in Bergamo before kickoff following news that a Lazio fan had been accidently killed by a policeman at a service station.
A small group of fans continued to misbehave inside the ground and started to smash the fence with fists and implements after the game began.
Atalanta players went over to the fans behind the goal in a bid to calm them down and shortly afterwards the referee led all the players off the pitch with less than 10 minutes played.
Two holes were created in the barrier next to the goal by fans who covered their faces with scarves.
Order was quickly restored and fans waited around for 40 minutes before the decision to call off the match was announced.
The game had gone ahead, 10 minutes late, despite scuffles between fans and police outside the stadium. Two policemen were slightly injured, local police said.
Inter Milan's match against Lazio, scheduled for Sunday, had already been postponed following the death of the Lazio fan.