Sparta Prague have 12 fans arrested at Europa League game at Inter

MILAN -- Police say 12 Sparta Prague fans were arrested for clashes during a Europa League match at Inter Milan.

The fans were accused of assaulting stadium security stewards at the end of the first half.

Inter, who had already been eliminated, won Thursday's match 2-1. Sparta had already won Group K.

Police say the fans kicked and punched stewards guarding an exit ramp, injuring 16 stewards.

The 12 arrested fans were released from custody on Friday after the charges were processed. Nearly all of the fans denied participating in the clash.

A trial date has not been set yet.

Also this week, four Dinamo Zagreb fans were arrested for clashing with police before a Champions League match against Juventus in Turin.