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Man City fan in critical condition after alleged assault in Germany

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Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the first leg, round of sixteen, Champions League soccer match between Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


One Manchester City fan is in “critical condition” in a German hospital following an alleged assault Wednesday night in Germany.

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The incident is alleged to have taken place at the VELTINS-Arena following Man City’s 3-2 comeback victory over Bundesliga side Schalke. City said in a statement on Thursday that “club staff have remained in Germany to support the family” of the fan.

“The club are working with Greater Manchester Police and German Police to ascertain more information,” the statement also said.

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