A MASS brawl between supporters of Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan resulted in 17 people suffering injuries.
AFP photographers at Partizan’s Stadion Partizana said the fight broke out in a section of the stadium housing home fans and lasted around 10 minutes.
One photographer said the fight was between rival groups of Partizan fans.
Police were forced to intervene to end the scuffles while several fans, some with bloodied faces, were evacuated from the stadium.
Blood was streaming down the face of one supporter as police frog-marched them away, and he looks like he will need a stitch or two to sort out his wounds.
Since the break up of the former Yugoslavia, the Belgrade derby has often been beset by hooligan problems.
The trouble did not stop Partizan from making home advantage count on the pitch as Seydouba Soumah slotted home a penalty on the hour mark to break the deadlock.
But they were unable to hold onto their advantage as Richmond Boakye levelled the scores with just over five minutes left on the clock.
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That ensured that Red Star were able to maintain their nine-point advantage at the top of the table over their neighbours.
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Both sides are doing well in Europe too, with the rivals into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Red Star were drawn against Russian outfit CSKA Moscow.
Meanwhile, Partizan were paired with Czech Republic side Viktoria Plzen.