In incidents not usually associated with women’s club football, one person was also arrested for possession of Class A drugs.
Earlier in the day, police were called to Kingsmeadow Stadium in Kingston, southwest London, after receiving reports that fans had caused criminal damage outside the stadium.
“Officers attended but all those involved had left the scene,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Later in the day police were made aware of “sporadic instances of disorder” involving PSG supporters at two train stations in the English capital. Those involved were identified and stopped outside the stadium Thursday evening.
“A coach they traveled in was searched and weapons, including knives and knuckle dusters, were recovered along with class A drugs,” the statement continued.
“One man from the coach was arrested for possession of class A drugs and the remaining passengers were escorted from the area by police.”
Goals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert secured a 2-0 win for Chelsea in the first-leg tie, giving the Londoners real hope of progressing to the last four for the second season in succession.
Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes said she hoped Chelsea supporters would not be deterred from traveling to Paris for the second leg on March 27.
“I don’t think we should discourage anyone from going,” she told reporters.
“But at the same time we have got remember that the women’s game is progressing and the fans are following. With that comes the same level of scrutiny. But they have to behave, whether that’s our fans or theirs.”
Women’s football in England was boosted this week with news that Barclays is to sponsor the Women’s Super League — the country’s top division — over the next three seasons in a deal reported to be worth £10 million ($13m).