Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo says he suffered cuts to the face after attempting to fight off a gang of robbers while with his family.
The 28-year-old posted an image of his injuries on Instagram.
Full statement from Joao Cancelo: pic.twitter.com/v3MW6szUwo
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) December 30, 2021
Cancelo has been a key part of the defending champions’ march to the top of the Premier League table, appearing in all but one of City’s games in the competition this season.
He was voted into the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League team of the season in 2020-21, having arrived at City in a £60m deal from Juventus in August 2019.