Celtic fans in hospital after alleged knife attack

Celtic fans stabbed in Rome

Celtic have confirmed that two of the club's fans sustained injuries after being stabbed in Rome on Wednesday night ahead of the Celtic's match against Lazio in the Europa League.

ROD STEWART has been in Rome since Monday evening and it looks like he's making the most of his Italian trip by getting into the thick of it with the Celtic support before kick-off.

A 35-year-old was later attacked in Piazza Beniamino Gigli, not far from the pub.

An eyewitness has told Sky Sports News that a group of Celtic fans were drinking outside the pub when they were approached by four or five people wearing masks.

Acerbi is aware of the importance of the Celtic game tonight at the Stadio Olimpico and insisted that the Scottish champions have quality in their ranks as well.

That came after there was some issues in Glasgow when Lazio fans travelled to face Celtic a couple of weeks ago and made fascists signs in the street, and there was a genuine desire to avoid issues in Rome for the upcoming fixture.

'These are incidents that damage the club and therefore we could take action for damages, ' he said recently.

A Celtic spokesman said: "We can confirm that two fans have been injured after being stabbed last night. Fans are advised to always follow the advice of police at all times".

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.

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