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Struggling Torino have been banned from playing at home for five matches after last weekend’s riot forced their match against Milan to be abandoned.

The points from Saturday’s match will be awarded to Milan, who were leading 3-0 when play was halted at the Stadio Delle Alpi.

Trouble began with Milan leading 3-0, when Torino supporters ripped up seats and hurled them at police who were forced to use tear gas to repe the atttack. The fans then tore down fencing and tried to invade the pitch only to be forced back by police wielding batons and shields.

Referee Luca Palanca brought the game to a halt after 63 minutes. The players were led off the pitch and waited for the police to make a decision on whether the game could continue. However, with the violence showing no sign of abating, the game was abandoned.

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