FC Bruges - G. Beerschot A.
The come-back of Beerschot in the belgian premier league, meant the first big game of the 1999-2000 season. Expectations were very high, specially because Beerschot had been playing in the lower divisions for some years now, and where now coming back after joining Germinal Ekeren, creating Germinal Beerschot Antwerp.
The home lads managed to gather a big mob on this sunny afternoon. The group left at about 14.50 h, ten minutes before kick-off, heading towards the Beerschot group. The police, who where present in big numbers, could stop the Bruges boys at the last minute, forcing them to the entrance gates.
Only a few seconds later, the Beerschot crew arrived at the other side of the fences. The home group broke through, trying to charge their foes, but again the (mounted) police, some with dogs, came between preventing a clash at the last minute.
Some Bruges guys where arrested for their part in the scrubs at the visitors gate. Also a group counting about 25 FC Den Haag followers, where arrested the minute they arrived near the FC Bruges ground.