Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović punched by pitch invader during Europa League match at PSV Eindhoven
At the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, a pitch invader ran onto the field and punched Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovi during the Spanish club’s 2-0 Europa League loss to PSV Eindhoven.
The spectator can be seen on video walking up to Dmitrovi before punching him in the head toward the end of the match, which saw PSV lose the tournament 3-2 on aggregate.
Before security personnel arrived and escorted the intruder off the field, the 6-foot-4-inch Serbian goalkeeper quickly subdued the intruder.
Dmitrovi remained in the game following the incident, starting in goal when starter Yassine Bounou was late scratched due to illness.
Dmitrovi described the incident as follows: “He pushed me from behind, then came and got in my face and tried to hit me.”
“I honestly wanted to hit him back after he grazed the side of my nose a little, but it’s never pretty. Let’s go to an event or a sport like boxing or anything else if he really wants to fight. Sadly, these things are not deserved in this sport.
“There are always fans who are irrational, drunk, and violent. I hope they punish him and anyone else who assaults anyone on the field in the future because this shouldn’t happen.
In the first playoff match, Sevilla defeated PSV Eindhoven 3-0, setting the Dutch team up for a challenging challenge on Thursday night.
For PSV Eindhoven, Luuk de Jong scored in the 77th minute of the second leg.
Substitute Fabio Silva doubled PSV’s lead five minutes into the final period following the Dmitrovi incident, but it was too little, too late because the final whistle would be blown shortly thereafter.
Sevilla advances to the Round of 16 in spite of the defeat in the second leg.
During Sevilla’s Europa League loss to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, a shocking fan attack resulted in the punching of Serbian goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic in the face.
Dmitrovic only made his debut in the Sevilla lineup at the very last minute, replacing the regular No. 1 Prior to the game, Yassine Bounou suffered from illness.
However, in addition to allowing two goals, the Serbian goalkeeper was attacked horribly by a pitch invader who rushed the keeper and punched him in the face.
The Netherlands’ Eindhoven: On Thursday, during PSV Eindhoven’s match against Sevilla, a fan rushed onto the field and punched the Spanish team’s goalkeeper in the face before being wrestled to the ground.
Goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovi continued playing despite the incident, which occurred late in the Europa League match at the PSV Stadium in Eindhoven. He did not appear to be hurt.
Dmitrovi subdued the fan after he was hit. The fan was quickly surrounded by players from both teams and led away while many fans in the stadium booed.
Due to Yassine Bounou’s illness prior to the game, the Serbian goalkeeper was added to Sevilla’s starting lineup after it was too late.
PSV prevailed 2-0 in the second leg, but they were eliminated 3-2 on aggregate and likely await UEFA sanctions for the fan’s actions.
Luuk de Jong, a former Sevilla player, scored in the 77th minute for PSV, and Fabio Silva made it 2-0 deep in overtime.
Fans entering the field and attacking players has increased alarmingly in recent seasons.
A Tottenham Hotspur fan kicked Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale last month after an argument erupted following the full-time whistle in the north London derby.
Hugo Lloris’ own goal and Martin Odegaard’s stunning strike gave Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal a 2-0 victory over their archrivals Spurs, moving them eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
At the conclusion of the game, Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Spurs forward Richarlison had a heated argument as the Man of the Match walked to retrieve his drink bottle from behind the goal. Previously, the match had few flashpoints.
A Spurs fan from the South Stand climbed onto the advertising banner at this point and kicked the English goalkeeper.
After that, the assailant was put on trial for the incident and ordered to compensate Ramsdale.
After fans stormed the field at AAMI Park in December and appeared to assault Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover, the A-League’s Melbourne Derby had to be abandoned.
After Victory fans encroached onto the field and Glover was attacked and had a bin smashed in his face, the A-League match between City and Victory was called off just 20 minutes into the first half for player safety reasons.
After that, about 100 Victory fans stormed the field and surrounded Glover in frightening scenes.
After that, the goalkeeper was hit by a flare-disposal bucket made of metal. He started bleeding from his temple right away and needed to be taken to the hospital. He was later diagnosed with a concussion, according to the club.