In a statement, the PSP’s Braga District Command confirms that it had received complaints about “approximately 100 individuals” “causing disturbances”, including “throwing furniture from terraces and flares” at around 22:30 on Tuesday.
The PSP says that fans then left Guimarães in five buses bound for Porto.
“After all safety conditions were met”, the PSP approached the buses and identified 122 Croatian citizens, 23 Portuguese and nine supporters of other nationalities”.
The PSP also stressed that, “so far, no significant damage has been reported, no injuries or criminal complaints have been filed”.
Videos posted on social media show flare being thrown on Alfredo Guimarães Street, between Praça da Oliveira and the Museu de Alberto Sampaio, with the sound of glass breaking. In photographs also published, damaged esplanades can be seen.
After defeat in the first leg, by 3-1, in Croatia, Vitória de Guimarães receives Hajduk Split today, for the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League, scheduled for 17:00, at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, in Guimarães.