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Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes
A police officer has died following clashes between Europa League fans in Spain. (Picture: EPA)

A police officer has died following clashes between Europa League fans in Spain.

Spanish police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao.

The officer reportedly died of cardiac arrest.

Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes
At least five people were arrested after fireworks, flares and glasses were thrown between supporters in Bilbao. (Picture: Getty)
Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes
Spartak Moscow supporters shout slogans prior to the second leg match between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow (Picture: EPA)
Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes
A member of the Ertzaintza (Basque Country police force) is helped by police officers during riots prior to the game (Picture: EPA)
Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes
Fans from both clubs were reportedly involved in the clashes. (Picture: AP)

The trouble erupted ahead of the round-of-32 match between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.

Fans from both clubs were reportedly involved in the clashes.

At least five people were arrested after fireworks, flares and glasses were thrown between supporters in Bilbao.

More follows.

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