2 Chelsea Fans Attacked in Greece Before Europa League Game

Chelsea players practice during a training session in Souroti village, near Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Chelsea will play against PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday for the group L of Europa League. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two Chelsea fans were injured in an attack by suspected local fans ahead of a Europe League match at PAOK Thessaloniki.

Police say the two Englishmen were beaten by three assailants in central Thessaloniki shortly before dawn Thursday. An ambulance crew provided first aid but the men declined to be taken to the hospital.

The three assailants escaped and police said the Chelsea fans did not wish to press charges.

PAOK hosts Chelsea later Thursday.

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