Thursday 18 October 2018

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik robbed at gunpoint after Champions League win over Liverpool

Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik reacts against Liverpool
Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik reacts against Liverpool

Brian Homewood

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik was robbed at gunpoint by two men on a motorbike as he drove home from Wednesday's Champions League 1-0 group win against Liverpool, the daily Naples-based newspaper Il Mattino reported on Thursday.

The Polish player was driving through the Varcaturo district at around 2am when the motorbike blocked the road and forced him to stop, the report said.

One of the men pointed a gun at Milik and made him hand over a Rolex watch. Naples police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Two years ago, Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, who scored the last-minute winner on Wednesday, and his wife were mugged in the city in similar circumstances. Media reports said the robbers told Insigne to "score a goal for us" in his next match.

Team captain Marek Hamsik was robbed in 2013 as was his wife two years before that.

Reuters

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