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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 21 August, 2019

It all kicked off in the Bundesliga earlier as a flare landed in the Hannover bench

Bitter rivals Wolfsburg are in town tonight.

THE RIVALRY IS pretty strong between Wolfsburg and Hannover and with the latter struggling to stay afloat in the Bundesliga, there was an added edge to this evening’s clash.

And before kick-off, the intensity boiled over.

A number of flares were launched by the visiting Wolfsburg fans as the teams took to the pitch, with one landing right in the middle of the Hannover dug-out.

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There were no injuries reported but a Hannover spokesperson told BILD that the flare did burn the team doctor’s trousers.

It could’ve been a lot worse.

Meanwhile, on the pitch, Andre Schurrle grabbed a hat-trick as Wolfsburg eased to a 4-0 victory.

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