PSG player arrested after teammate attacked

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A midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain's women's team was arrested Wednesday following an attack on a teammate last week.

The club confirmed the Versailles Regional Police Service had taken Aminata Diallo, 26, into custody. PSG added that they're working with authorities to "clarify the facts."

Though the club didn't name the victim of the attack, French outlet L'Equipe identified her as Kheira Hamraoui, a 31-year-old who plays the same position as Diallo.

"Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed," the French side said in a statement. "Since (last) Thursday evening, the club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being, and safety of its entire women's team."

Diallo was driving Hamraoui home from a team event when two men, who were wearing masks, stopped and pulled them out of the car, a person with knowledge of the situation told The New York Times' Tariq Panja. One man reportedly held back Diallo as the other assaulted Hamraoui with metal bars.

Hamraoui suffered injuries to her hands and legs in the attack.

The arrest occurred a day after Diallo replaced Hamraoui in PSG's 4-0 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

PSG player arrested after teammate attacked
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