A fan attacked Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during their Europa League matchup against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.
The 31-year-old Serbian goalkeeper was a late addition to Sevilla’s starting lineup after first-choice shot-stopper Yassine Bounou fell ill before the match.
In the waning moments of the play-off match, a fan ran onto the field and seemed to punch the Serbian goalkeeper.
Prior to the arrival of the officials to remove the offender, Dmitrovic, who earlier in his career spent a brief time with Charlton, wrestled the pitch invader to the ground.
Meanwhile, De Jong gave PSV a chance for a late comeback by scoring in the 77th minute against his former team. He then had the ball in the net once more seven minutes later but was called offside.
Five minutes into stoppage time, after the Dmitrovic incident, substitute Silva added a second goal, but the Dutch team ran out of time to complete an incredible comeback.
Despite losing 2-0, Dmitrovic’s team advanced 3-2 on aggregate to the Round of 16 in the Europa League.
Marko Dmitrovic comments on the incident post Sevilla defeat
After the match, Sevilla goalkeeper talked about the incident, He said: “He came and pushed me from behind.
“He was probably angry about the result and a bit crazy already. He tried to hit me and I managed to grab him and wait for security to arrive
“It’s never nice to see this in football. It shouldn’t happen and from now on I hope these things are well punished,” Dmitrovic told reporters after the game, as per Sevilla’s website.
For the good, the incident didn’t harm anyone as the attacker was immediately subdued by the security of the PSV Eindhoven stadium.
The match was stopped, the Italian referee Daniel Orsato and players from both teams went over the Sevilla box to check Dmitrovic, who signalled to the referee that he had no problem, so the clash resumed a minute later.
While the Spanish club will now lock horns with the Turkish club Fenerbahce in the last-16 of the Europa League.
Next up for Sevilla is a La Liga clash against Osasuna on Sunday night, while PSV will face FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie.