Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes says fans”should not be deterred” from travelling to France after weapons were available to a trainer carrying Paris St Germain fans to Thursday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg.

Up to 50 PSG fans were denied entry to Kingsmeadow, as Chelsea won 2-0.

Police state knuckledusters, fireworks and drugs were located on the trainer and also a man was detained for possession of Class A drugs.

The second leg is currently in Paris on 27 March.

Blues manager Hayes says she expects that a”hostile” atmosphere at Stade Jean Bouin in the French funding, but added:”We have to remember that the women’s match is progressing, so that fans are after, with that comes the same level of scrutiny.

“Ultimately they must act, whether it is our fans or their own fans. Law enforcement managed it in the right way.

“I’m convinced our security will likely soon be well briefed. Law enforcement took good care of everything they had to, and now that I expect the organisation and prep for that is likely to ensure that our fans really are all still safe.

“I really don’t believe we have to discourage anybody from going.”

Police were first called to reports of disorder at the arena at 08:00 GMT, almost 11 hours before the 19:05 kickoff, then after disorder at Waterloo and Wimbledon stations.

Reports suggested a door at the arena was broken and portions of the ground had daubed with pro-PSG graffiti.

Even a few of all PSG fans were permitted entry into the ground.

Violence has previously marred men’s fixtures between both clubs.

Four Chelsea fans were awarded suspended back-to-back paragraphs by a French court after video clip emerged in 2015 of fans pushing a dark man off a Paris Metro train before a Champions League match.

In 2014, European football’s governing body Uefa arranged a partial closing of PSG’s Parc des Princes scene for a Champions League match after disabled Chelsea fans maintained they were rapping and had coins and bottles thrown at them throughout a quarter-final match at the bottom in your competition.

Chelsea Women are intending to become the first English club to get at the Women’s Champions League final since Arsenal at 2007, while PSG hope to reach a 2nd straight semi-final.


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