A Manchester City fan is in a critical condition in hospital after he was assaulted following their Champions League win over Schalke in Germany.
German police said the 32-year – old man suffered a serious head injury in a violent confrontation with two Schalke supporters inside the Veltins Arena .
“ In the skirmish, he received a blow from a fist which knocked him to the floor , ” police said .
“In falling , he suffered a massive trauma to his skull and brain. ”
The police statement said the man was treated at the stadium before being taken to a local hospital.
It added , “ He remains in acute danger of his life at the present time . ”
The man ’ s family are being supported by Greater Manchester Police , and members of City staff who have stayed in Germany .
GMP said , “ We are aware of an assault that occurred following the Schalke v MCFC fixture .
“ We are working alongside the football clubs and German authorities to support their investigation and the man ’ s family . ”