Newcastle Fans Reportedly Attacked in France by PSG Ultras Ahead of UCL Game, Video

Newcastle Fans Reportedly Attacked in France by PSG Ultras Ahead of UCL Game, Video

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at November 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United fans have reportedly clashed in France
  • The Magpies are in the capital ahead of their Champions League clash against PSG
  • PSG and Newcastle are both vying for a spot in the knockout stage of the tourney

Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United supporters have reportedly clashed in France ahead of both club’s crucial matchday five game in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, November 28.

Videos have surfaced online showing both supporters apparently clashing in Paris on the eve of the vital game despite initial police warnings deterring fans from confronting each other.

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PSG Ultras have attacked traveling Newcastle United supporters in Paris ahead of their Champions League game on Tuesday. Photo by Stu Foster
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According to SportBible, local police had warned pubs hosting away fans to consider closing their doors earlier in a bid to reduce the risk of violence after both supporters had clashed in the first leg in England.

This latest incident comes after a Newcastle supporter was stabbed in Milan before the English club’s Champions League group game against AC Milan as The Guardian and Talk Sport have reported that Newcastle supporters have been asked to stick together by the Tyneside's supporters club following the attack in Paris.

Newcastle currently lie third in Group F and knows they have to get at least one point against PSG to keep their dream of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League alive.

Enrique weary of injury-ravaged Newcastle

Meanwhile, Luis Enrique has warned Paris St-Germain to prepare for a Newcastle attack when the two clubs meet on Tuesday night in UEFA Champions League Group, Chronicles reports.

Despite missing 13 senior players in the first leg in England, Eddie Howe’s team walloped the reigning Ligue 1 champions 4-1 to hand the Parisians an embarrassing defeat.

PSG have only lost once in all competitions since their first-leg defeat at St James’ Park, and Enrique knows a win for the Parisians would bolster their chances of reaching the Last 16.

PSG told how to defeat Newcastle

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout stage this season face a critical test when they host English Premier League side Newcastle United.

The Parisians could face an early exit from Europe’s most prestigious club competition if they fail to defeat the Magpies in front of their supporters at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, November 28.

After losing 4-1 in the first leg to Newcastle, victory against Eddie Howe’s team will automatically put PSG back in contention to qualify from the group, and ex-PSG star David Ginola believes their supporters will have an important role to play.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..