Wolves fans ‘ambushed by Belgian hooligans’ in shocking violence before Europa League tie in Porto

WOLVES fans have reportedly been attacked in Portugal ahead of their Europa League clash with Braga.

Footage shows supporters of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC apparently being set upon by hooligans in the city of Porto. 

Hooligans 'attacking' Wolves fans in Porto tonight
Hooligans ‘attacking’ Wolves fans in Porto tonight
Yobs apparently targeting Wolves fans in a pub
Yobs were said to have been targeting Wolves fans in this pub

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side take on the Portuguese side on Thursday night with around 6,000 fans making the trip.

Most are believed to have flown into Porto before making the trip to Braga.

Birmingham Mail reports Wolves fans were attacked ahead of the match by thugs from Standard Liege, although this has not been confirmed. 

The Belgian side are also in Europa League action tomorrow night, battling Vitoria in their latest group stage match.

Footage has also emerged of police clashing with a large group outside a restaurant. 

It appeared rubber bullets were fired to fend them off.

The violence comes as fans had expressed fear of a clash because of the number of sets of supporters making the trip to Portugal. 

One tweeted: “150 Liege fans all in black just round the corner from where all the Wolves fans are down by the river. 

“This is not going to end well.”

This still of a clip is said to show Standard Liege coming under fire with rubber bullets from the police
This still of a clip is said to show Standard Liege coming under fire with rubber bullets from the police

There have also been unconfirmed reports of violence among Rangers fans in Amsterdam ahead of a Europa League clash against Feyenoord tomorrow night.  

This came after the club’s boss Steven Gerrard asked supporters them to “behave” after the club were hit with a partial stadium closure earlier in the campaign following their sectarian singing.

He added: “We have a magnificent support who follow the team everywhere and I’m not surprised by the numbers. 

“It is important the fans behave as we certainly don’t need any punishment — we need the fans behind us.”


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