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Munich defender charged with arson

Showing there's rarely smoke without fire, Bayern Munich's defender Breno could be sent to prison for as long as 15 years after he was been charged with arson.

Breno was charged by Munich prosecutors after his rented villa burned to the ground last year. The 22-year-old Brazilian, who has hardly featured for Bayern this season due to a string of injuries, spent 12 days in police detention after he was suspected of playing a role in the fire

"The accused, who had consumed alcohol at the time, used several lighters and possibly some fire accelerant and lit objects around the house," the Munich prosecutor's office said.

Breno has been treated for depression since the fire last September.

Irish Independent