Two Celtic Fans Stabbed In Rome Ahead Of Lazio Match

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2019

Two Celtic fans have been stabbed outside a pub in Rome, ahead of the club's game against Lazio in the Italian capital on Thursday night.

Both men were taken to hospital following the attack but one of them has since been released following treatment.

They added that a chair was thrown towards the Celtic fans leading to a fight that lasted around 15 seconds, during which time one person was stabbed to the side of his torso.

The incident happened on Wednesday night outside Flann O'Brien's Irish pub in Rome.

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi has insisted that this evening's Europa League clash against Celtic is nearly like a final for his side.

The incident follows tensions between the sets of supporters after the first meeting between the two clubs in Glasgow in October.

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A defeat at Celtic last month left Lazio gasping for breath in a group where they were expected to comfortably go through to the next round of the competition at the start.

"The staff were brilliant, they pulled the shutters down, the police appeared within about five, six, seven minutes, and that was it".

Supporters are advised to avoid wearing club colours while walking around Rome, particularly in the evening, stay in large groups where possible and keep a low profile.

In 2013 two Roma fans were jailed for their part in a violent ambush on Tottenham Hotspur fans in the central Campo de Fiori district before Spurs' Europa League match with Lazio.

Celtic are top of Community E and could well qualify also can mute they beat Lazio in Rome and if Rennes fail to dangle against CFR Cluj in Romania, but to advise as great is deceptively straightforward.

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