Scenes compared to 'urban warfare' as Spurs fans are injured

English football fans have been attacked in Italy by knife-wielding hooligans, leaving two seriously injured in hospital, according to reports.

Trouble flared ahead of tonight's Europa League game between Tottenham and Lazio in Rome.

Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported scenes of "urban warfare" erupting in the early hours of this morning shortly after 1am in the Campo de Fiori with up to 100 "Ultras" - notorious troublemakers - attacking a band of Spurs fans.

Ten were left wounded with two stabbed, one of whom was believed to be critically ill.

The violence is believed to have occurred at the Drunken Ship pub as fans of the London club were enjoying a drink.

It is believed police made some arrests at the scene.

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