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Peruvian match resumes after gun shots outside stadium

Alianza Lima v Boca Juniors - Copa Conmebol Libertadores 2018

LIMA, PERU - MARCH 01: Fans of Alianza Lima cheer for their team prior to a groups stage match between Alianza Lima and Boca Juniors as part of Copa Conmebol Libertadores 2018 at Estadio Nacional de Lima on March 1, 2018 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images)

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LIMA, Peru (AP) A Peruvian soccer league match resumed on Monday after being suspended a day earlier because of fighting between fans of the same team.

The country’s soccer association said the last 25 minutes of the match between Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal would be played behind closed doors.

Sporting Cristal was leading 2-1 Sunday when the match was suspended. Four people were wounded by gunshots outside the stadium during the match.

Peruvian Interior Minister Mauro Medina says the incident happened after rival groups of Alianza Lima fans clashed with each other. Police used tear gas to stop the fight.


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