Former Man City defender Martin Demichelis was ‘shocked’ by attacks that left Bayern Munich fans hospitalised during a Youth League match against Olympiakos on Tuesday.

The Bavarians were 4-0 up in the 84th minute when 80 Olympiakos supporters arrived on scooters at the Rentis Athletic Centre in Piraeus.

The game was initially stopped by the referee

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The game was initially stopped by the referee

Police say around 30 of them, wearing masks or helmets, assaulted Bayern fans with clubs.

Bayern Munich have made an official complaint to UEFA, who is investigating the incident.

After initially stopping the game due to the violence, the referee resumed play with Bayern and Olympiakos players taking part in a rondo drill before the full-time whistle was blown.

Demichelis, who has been managing Bayern’s Under-19 side since June, said: “The incident shocked us.

“Our thanks go to the players, the coach and the Olympiakos officials who took care of us after these events.”

Bayern Munich and Olympiakos ended the game with a friendly rondo drill

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Bayern Munich and Olympiakos ended the game with a friendly rondo drill

Demichelis won a Premier League title and two League Cups during a three-year spell with Man City, which ended in 2016.

He went on to play for Espanyol and Malaga, before retiring in May 2017.

Olympiakos ‘strongly condemned’ the actions of their fans as former Greece international Dimitris Mavrogenidis dubbed the violence his worst day in football.

The Olympiakos coach said: “I’m sorry. This is not my Olympiakos.

“This is my worst day ever since I’m in football.”

Joshua Zirkzee netted a hat-trick and Lasse Gunther got on the score sheet as Bayern comfortably beat the Greek side.


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