Mathieu Valbuena physically assaulted by Marseille fans

According to our colleagues at Mediafoot Marseille, Lyon’s attacking midfielder Mathieu Valbuena’s Sunday evening got even worse following his side’s 1-1 draw with his former club Marseille as he was attacked dismounting the team bus at Marginane at 1:30am on Monday.

As he got off the team bus to enter the airport, two Marseille youths attacked him, slapped him and shoved him against a bus, only stopping when a friend of Mathieu Valbuena’s, who had been following the bus in his car, leapt out and diffused the situation.

Valbuena was shocked, but is now safely back in Lyon.

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