October 3, 2023

In a shocking incident during the Europa League match between PSV Eindhoven and Sevilla, a fan ran onto the field and punched the Spanish team’s goalkeeper, Marko Dmitrović, in the face.

The incident happened late in the Europa League match at the PSV Stadium in Eindhoven and goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović carried on playing, apparently unhurt.

After being hit, Dmitrović subdued the fan, who was quickly surrounded by players from both teams and then led away as many supporters in the stadium booed.

The Serbian goalkeeper was a late inclusion in Sevilla’s starting lineup after Yassine Bounou felt ill before the match.

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PSV won the second-leg match 2-0 but was eliminated 3-2 on aggregate and now likely awaits punishment from UEFA for the fan’s actions.

Former Sevilla player Luuk de Jong scored for PSV in the 77th minute and Fabio Silva made it 2-0 deep in stoppage time.

Speaking on the incident afterward, Dmitrovic said that such violence has no place in football and called for punishment to be handed out to the irate fan in question.

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“He pushed me from behind and tried to hit me. He caught my nose and neck a little,” he said.

“The truth is that I wanted to hit him. If you want to hit someone, you sign up for a sport like boxing.

“Football doesn’t deserve these things. I hope they punish him. It was a surprise because you are focused on the game.

“I’ve never struck anyone in my life, but I know how to defend myself. It’s not good in football or in life. The important thing is we have progressed.

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