Scuffles break out as fans line up for tickets

Police had to intervene to stop scuffles between Borussia

Dortmund fans and suspected scalpers seeking tickets for the

Champions League semifinal match against Real Madrid.

A limited number of tickets became available Tuesday morning at

several sales locations. Some fans camped out since Sunday night to

be early in the line.

The local Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper says fighting broke out at

several locations when suspected ticket scalpers sent their own

people to try to jump the queues.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says the club underestimated

the demand for tickets and made a mistake by offering some on the

open market.

The first leg on Wednesday in Dortmund has been sold out with

all 66,829 tickets gone. Dortmund beat Real Madrid in the group

stage.