Paris Saint-Germain

PSG's Aminata Diallo arrested in connection with assault on teammate

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Diallo has been arrested
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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed France women's midfielder Aminata Diallo has been arrested over an alleged link to the recent attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui.

L'Equipe reported on Wednesday that Diallo had been taken into police custody last Thursday. Their report details the role of two men in the attack, claiming an iron bar was used to strike Hamraoui's legs after she was dragged out of her car before they escaped.

They say Hamraoui was later taken to hospital where she was given "several stitches in the legs and hands."

PSG's statement reads: "Paris Saint-Germain can confirm that Aminata Diallo was taken into custody this morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the Club's players last Thursday evening.

"Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed.

"Since Thursday evening the Club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its entire women's team.

"Paris Saint-Germain is working with the Versailles Police to clarify the facts. The Club is paying close attention to the progress of the proceedings and will study what action to take."

The incident meant Hamraoui was unable to feature in the Women's Champions League fixture against Real Madrid on Tuesday, which would have been her 100th appearance for PSG.

Diallo joined PSG in 2016 but more recently has spent time on loan with Utah Royals and Atletico Madrid. She made her France debut in 2017 and has managed seven international caps, scoring once.

Hamraoui returned to the French side in the summer from Barcelona, where she won the Women's Champions League last season. She is also a France international, having made 36 appearances for Les Bleues.

PSG are currently top of Division 1 Féminine, having won 20 of their 22 league games this season.

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