An Atletico fan was hospitalised following a violent incident before Wednesday’s match.

MADRID — Authorities say an Atletico Madrid fan has been hospitalized in serious condition after being stabbed before Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.

Police said the 22-year-old man was attacked near a subway station where fans arrive for matches at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Madrid health officials said he was stabbed in the leg, arm and back. No other details about his injuries were made available.

Police said the incident was under investigation but they believed the confrontation took place among Atletico fans.

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