Spanish police say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing an Atletico Madrid fan before a Copa del Rey match.
Authorities say the 40-year-old suspect was taken into custody early Thursday and will be charged with attempted murder.
He is accused of stabbing a 22-year-old man three times in a fight near the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium before Atletico’s 2-1 loss to Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday.
The suspect’s name was not released.
The injured man was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition and underwent surgery overnight. His condition on Thursday was not immediately available.
Police said the confrontation took place in front of a bar usually attended by ultra groups. Authorities say they don’t believe Sevilla fans were involved in the fighting.
Source : News Agencies