Man City fan, 57, 'seriously injured' at Zagreb Champions League clash



Posted Saturday, December 14, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

A criminal investigation is under way after the victim was hospitalised following an incident outside the Maksimir Stadium in Croatia

A 57-year-old Manchester City Fan was reportedly seriously injured during the team's Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

A criminal investigation is now underway to determine how the Manchester City supporter came to be so badly hurt he ended up in hospital.

The incident is believed to have happened outside the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on Wednesday, where Man City beat Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 in their last Champions League group stage match of the season.

In a statement, local police said: "In the area of Maksimir, a UK citizen of 57 years of age was seriously injured and his medical care was provided at KBC (University Hospital Centre) Zagreb.

"A criminal investigation is under way to determine all the circumstances."

Man City fan, 57, 'seriously injured' at Zagreb Champions League clash
The incident is believed to have happened outside the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on Wednesday (Image: Getty Images)

Police added that "from a security point of view", everything seemed to be "correct given that the match itself was played without incident".

"However, given one isolated incident in which a foreign national was seriously injured, police officers from the Zagreb Police Department are conducting a criminal investigation to determine the circumstances that caused the injury."

The injured fan hasn't been named, and it's unknown whether he's been released from hospital or has returned to the UK.

Man City fan, 57, 'seriously injured' at Zagreb Champions League clash
The man was treated at the University Hospital Centre in Zagreb (Image: University Hospital Centre Zagreb)

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said they couldn't provide further information on the case, adding: "We are not currently providing consular assistance in this case and our team in Croatia have not been contacted regarding the case."

According to local media, the match was attended by 29,400 people, 650 of whom were Manchester City supporters.

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