Man City fan in critical condition after assault

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: FC Schalke 04 fans wave flags during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins-Arena on February 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

A Manchester City fan is reportedly in a critical condition after an alleged assault following their 3-2 win against Schalke on Wednesday night.

Man City staff have stayed back in Germany to support the fan, who is being treated in hospital.

A brief club statement read: “Manchester City are aware of an alleged assault after the match at the VELTINS-Arena in Germany last night.

“The club are working with Greater Manchester Police and German Police to ascertain more information.

“Club staff have remained in Germany to support the family of an injured City fan who is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

“Anyone with information that can help the Police should contact 101.”

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The alleged assault marred City’s 3-2 victory over Schalke in the Champions League when Guardiola’s men struggled to win with 10 men in the last five minutes

Liverpool supporter Sean Cox was attacked by a Roma fan last season and subsequently left with brain injuries before the sides met in the Champions League semi-finals at Anfield.

Man City will trade tackles with Chelsea in the finals of the Carabao Cup on Sunday as they aim to win the first trophy of the campaign.

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