A fan ran onto the field in PSV Eindhoven’s match against Sevilla and punched the Spanish team’s goalkeeper in the face before being wrestled to the ground on Thursday.
- Sevilla back-up goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović was assaulted on the field by a supporter
- Dmitrović carried on playing in the match, which PSV Eindhoven won 2-0
- Sevilla progressed in the UEFA Europa League thanks to their 3-0 home victory in the first leg
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 line-up after Yassine Bounou felt ill before the match.
PSV won the second-leg match 2-0 with goals from former Sevilla player Luuk de Jong (77th) and Fabio Silva deep in stoppage time but were eliminated 3-2 on aggregate.
They are now likely to face punishment from UEFA for the fan’s actions.
“He came and pushed me from behind,” Dmitrović told reporters after the game, according to Sevilla’s website.
“He was probably angry about the result and a bit crazy already.
“He tried to hit me and I managed to grab him and wait for security to arrive.
“It’s never nice to see this in football. It shouldn’t happen and from now on I hope these things are well punished.”