Rome defies critics with near-flawless event

BY foxsports • July 28, 2009

Rome's preparations for the Champions League final proved largely successful, with a lack of widespread violence and mostly peaceful celebrations after Barcelona's win over Manchester United.

Security officials reported scattered episodes of violence, including two stabbings hours before the match. By Thursday, as most of the fans were returning home, 24 people had been arrested, Rome police said.

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