The Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan Belgrade had to be halted at the weekend during typically chaotic scenes at the 150th Eternal Derby.

The match - one of football's most explosive derbies - was delayed on Saturday and players were forced to wait minutes as smoke from flares cleared the pitch during typically chaotic scenes at the 150th Eternal Derby. Cedric Gogoua scored for Red Star but his strike was cancelled out by Partizan's Luis Ibanez. Finally, Hugo Vieira headed to give Red Star a 2-1 victory over their fierce rivals.

There was as much action off the pitch as there was on it - Aleksandar Lukovic was on the receiving end of a Partizan fans's anger when a mobile phone was hurled at him.

Armed guards watched as fans transformed stands at the Partizan Stadium into flickering infernos while a helicopter hovered over the ground. Huge flags were waved by opposing fans with some setting light to their rival's badge.

Violence marred last year's clash between Serbia's biggest teams. Their match last April was delayed by 45 minutes after police were pelted by missiles and flares. Two years prior to that match, 104 arrests were made, with Red Star supporters burning seats at full-time.

Matt White
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The Belgrade derby was delayed to allow smoke to clear from the pitch Getty
Belgrade derby
Armed guards patrolled the pitch Getty
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Stands at the Partizan stadium were turned into infernos Getty