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Five PAOK fans hurt by hooligans before Basel match

ACF Fiorentina v PAOK FC - UEFA Europa League

FLORENCE, ITALY - NOVEMBER 06: Fans of PAOK FC during the UEFA Europa League group K match between ACF Fiorentina and PAOK FC on November 6, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Swiss police say five fans of Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki were hurt in an attack by local hooligans at a hotel in Basel.

The incident on Wednesday came hours before Thessaloniki beat FC Basel 3-0 in a Champions League qualifying match, eliminating the Swiss team 5-1 on aggregate.

City police said on Thursday about 20 men, some of them with Basel flags, used unspecified objects to attack about 50 fans of the Greek team who were in and outside a hotel lobby. Four men and a 15-year-old girl were hurt, and one of them had to be taken to a hospital.

The assailants fled the scene.

Police appealed to the public to come forward with any photos or video recordings.