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Soccer Fan in Coma After Clash

January 2, 1989

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) _ A 15-year-old soccer fan was hospitalized in a coma Monday after a fight between supporters of rival teams.

Davide Fornaroli suffered broken bones Saturday in the violence between supporters of rival teams from Cremona and Brescia, said doctors at the Civil Hospital in this northern city.

The 20-minute fight erupted after a championship match when fans of Brescia, which lost 2-0, attacked a train carrying the fans of visiting Cremona team.

The Brescia supporters hurled stones at the train, smashing the windows of several cars, railway officials said.

Two people were taken into custody.

It was the second serious incident in the Italian soccer season. In October, a supporter of the Ascoli team died from head injuries suffered during clashes with fans of Milan’s Internazionale team. Three supporters of the Milan team face murder charges.

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