Fan stabbed, 2 police officers hurt in Milan ahead of Champions League match

Earlier in September, a fan of English club Newcastle United was stabbed in Milan before his team's game with AC Milan

By Reuters

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Rescuers evacuate an injured person at the scene of a fight between PSG and AC Milan supporters. — AFP
Rescuers evacuate an injured person at the scene of a fight between PSG and AC Milan supporters. — AFP

Published: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 5:58 PM

A Paris St Germain supporter suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in overnight clashes between soccer fans in Milan before the Champions League match between AC Milan and PSG, Italian police said on Tuesday.

The victim was stabbed twice in the leg and taken to Milan's Policlinico hospital for treatment, police said. Italian media said he was a 34-year-old Frenchman.

He was injured when a group of around 50 Milan fans clashed with visiting PSG supporters shortly after midnight in the city's canal district, a popular spot for nightlife.

Two police officers were also hurt after police baton-charged the French fans to try to restore order.

AC Milan, who host PSG at the San Siro stadium on Tuesday evening, condemned the violence.

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"Football for us is passion, not hate. Sport is supposed to unite, not divide," the club said in a post on social media site X, the message written in English, Italian and French.

A fan of English club Newcastle United was stabbed in Milan in September before his team's Champions League game with AC Milan.

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