The cold war: Russia fans battle riot police in Azerbaijan (video)

On the field the Russians left with a point from their trip to Baku. In the stands, thugs collected their own bruising mementos as the visiting supporters battled with local riot police.

According to local reports, the trouble broke out during the halftime interval as the Russian supporters collected en masse by the fencing separating them from the home fans. With tensions boiling, riot police attempted to disperse the crowd, only for the Russian ultras to turn their aggression on the local law enforcement.

What transpired was a full-blown punch-up as punches, kicks and missiles were thrown by the visiting supporters while the police hit back with the batons.

The Russia-Azerbaijan fight in the stands can be seen here.