AUGUST 30 2007 19:46h
UEFA have launched an investigation into the crowd violence which marred Wednesday`s Champions League tie.
Around 12 Anderlecht supporters were arrested after violence which erupted late in the game, won 2-0 by Fenerbahce, spilled on to the streets, local police said.
Belgian police had to intervene after fans from both clubs clashed in the 80th minute. The game had to stopped for a number of minutes after Anderlecht fans attempted to jump over fencing dividing them and visiting fans.
A number of racist chants were also heard from both sets of supporters and Anderlecht players were forced to intervene to calm the situation.
"We are awaiting the observers and referees reports, but we are taking this situation very seriously and very disappointed by what happened," William Gaillard, special advisor to UEFA president Michel Platini told Reuters.
"If the clubs are found guilty, then of course as you know will take a zero tolerance approach and they will face sanctions."
The Turkish side won the qualifying tie 3-0 on agregate to reach the group stage of the competition, while the result relegated Anderlecht to the second-tier UEFA Cup.