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14 Feb 2019

Europa League: Fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Sevilla-Lazio

Three fans stabbed ahead of Europa League clash

The scenes in Rome went out of control after 40 people were involved in a clash ahead of the Europa League tie between Lazio and Sevilla.

Unfortunately, two Spanish fans and an American were stabbed.

One person, who is believed to be Spanish, has been seriously injured. This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred before a high-octane football match.

In context

Three fans stabbed ahead of Europa League clash
Armed fans attack each other

Clash

Armed fans attack each other

According to a report in La Repubblica, one local bar owner said, "Everything was quiet, when suddenly we heard shouting and the sound of broken glass. We rushed to the window and saw guys with hoods armed with clubs and batons that were attacking other guys."

The clashes took place in the Monti area in the heart of Rome.

Situation

Critically injured fan being treated in hospital

A Spanish fan, who is critically injured, is being treated in the Santo Spirito hospital. The other Spaniard and the American were comparatively less injured.

Some reports state that a British man and an Italian too were stabbed.

One fan dragged himself bleeding along the street to ask for help.

A local journalist also tweeted saying, "It was like a war."

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Both clubs had been in touch to avoid such things

Lazio-Sevilla

Both clubs had been in touch to avoid such things

Meanwhile, both the clubs had been in contact during the days leading up to the match.

The idea was to try and avoid any sort of altercation.

Sevilla President Jose Castro arrived in Rome on Wednesday and said that some 2,000 Seville fans had traveled to Rome.

The Police is said to be investigating the incident and the cause behind the same.

Announcement

Spanish fans need to gather together and go to stadium

Meanwhile, Spanish fans have to meet in Piazzale delle Canestre and from there a public bus service will accompany them to the stadium.

"It is also recalled that in the central areas in Piazzale delle Canestre and in the streets adjacent to the Olympic Stadium, the sale of bottled beverages is prohibited, as well as the transport of beverages in glass containers," Sevilla said.

Key information about the clash

The first leg of this round of 32 clash will be held tonight at 11:25 PM (IST). This is the first competitive clash between Lazio and Sevilla. The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico.

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How many people were part of the mass brawl between Lazio and Sevilla?

When is the Europa League match between Lazio and Sevilla?

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Where did the clash took place?

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How many people were part of the mass brawl between Lazio and Sevilla?

Asked on 14-02-2019 by Ridhi Dutta

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Around 40 people were part of the mass brawl between Lazio and Sevilla.

When is the Europa League match between Lazio and Sevilla?

Asked on 14-02-2019 by Cheshta Das

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The Europa League match between Lazio and Sevilla is to be played at 11:25 PM IST tonight.

How many fans were stabbed?

Asked on 14-02-2019 by Vishal Dutta

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One Spaniard is critically injured and is admitted to a hospital. Besides him, three others are also wounded.

Where did the clash took place?

Asked on 14-02-2019 by Ankita Chopra

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The clash took place in the Monti area in the heart of Rome.

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