A fan of Palmeiras football club was fatally shot outside the club’s stadium on Saturday as violence erupted in the city of Sao Paulo in the aftermath of the team’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea at the FIFA Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi.

As per The Associated Press, Sao Paulo police investigator Cesar Saad told the press that the shooter had been arrested and one person had been killed. He added that 15 other Palmeiras fans had been injured in clashes with police or in the street violence that had erupted in the wake of the Brazilian side’s loss.

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It is understood that the violence erupted outside the 43,000-seater Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo, which is the home ground of Palmeiras, because fans traditionally watch away games in close proximity to the stadium.

Further details are awaited about the situation in Sao Paulo.

The violence on Saturday marred what turned out to be an exciting and dramatic Club World Cup final.

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Premier League side Chelsea began the game in a dominant fashion but were held to a 0-0 score line at half-time by a stubborn and well-organised Palmeiras defence.

The Blues began the second half strongly too and found the breakthrough in the 55th minute through a powerful header by Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who headed in smartly from an intelligent cross by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea’s lead over their Brazilian opponents, however, did not last long as Palmeiras was awarded a penalty in the 62nd minute due to a Thiago Silva handball. The penalty was dispatched coolly by Veiga, and put Palmeiras back into the game.

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The match ended 1-1 at 90 minutes, paving the way for an exciting period of extra time.

Neither side managed to break the deadlock in the first half of extra time, and the game looked like it was going to end in penalties.

However, Chelsea were awarded a penalty minutes before the end of extra time, courtesy of a handball by Brazilian centre-back Luan. Kai Havertz converted the penalty without difficulty, giving Chelsea a crucial 2-1 lead with minutes left on the clock.

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The drama continued as Luan got sent off for a last-man challenge on Havertz seconds away from the final whistle, and Chelsea won the match 2-1 to lift the FIFA Club World Cup.

Havertz was once again the hero, and the win took Chelsea to a major milestone: the Blues have now won all major trophies in top flight football since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.