Aminata Diallo

Aminata Diallo, a Paris Saint-Germain player, has been arrested as French police investigate a ‘brutal assault’ on her teammate Kheira Hamraoui last week.

Last Thursday, two men assaulted France international Hamraoui, and PSG revealed Diallo had been held by police in Versailles for interrogation in connection with the incident.

Diallo and Hamraoui, who both play in midfield, are directly competing for a spot on the French national team and at PSG.

What happened?

Two masked men grabbed Hamraoui from a car and assaulted her with iron rods, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. One of the males is said to have repeatedly struck Hamraoui in the legs, and both men escaped after the attack that lasted only a few minutes.

PSG confirmed Diallo has been taken into custody and in a statement, they said: “Paris Saint-Germain takes note of the police custody this morning of Aminata Diallo by the Versailles SRPJ as part of the procedure opened following an assault on Thursday last night against club players.

“Paris Saint-Germain strongly condemns the violence committed. Since Thursday evening November 4, the club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being, and safety of its players.

“Paris Saint-Germain is working with the Versailles SRPJ to shed light on the facts. The club is attentive to the progress of the procedure and will study the follow-up to be given to it.”

Hamraoui was unable to play in PSG’s Women’s Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday due to the incident, which would have been her 100th appearance for the club.

Diallo and Hamraoui’s history

Diallo joined PSG in 2016, although she has spent time on loan with the Utah Royals and Atletico Madrid in recent years. She debuted for France in 2017 and has since earned seven caps, scoring one goal.

Hamraoui, on the other hand, joined the French team in the summer after winning the Women’s Champions League with Barcelona last season. She has made 36 appearances for Les Bleues.

PSG is currently in first place in Division 1 Féminine, having won 20 of their 22 league games so far.

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