A Day That Shook The World: Heysel Stadium riots

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On 29 May 1985, the football world was stunned after a brawl between Liverpool and Juventus supporters at the European Cup Final in the Heysel Stadium in Brussels turned fatal.

Inadequate stadium security precipitated the violence, which led to 41 deaths in the crush to escape, as well as hundreds of injuries.

The tragedy led to British clubs being banned from playing European football indefinitely - a ban that would eventually last five years.

Watch original footage from the disaster in this British Pathé video, above.

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