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The Europa League Round of 32 fixture between Sevilla and PSV Eindhoven witnessed a horrific incident where Marko Dmitrović, the Spanish club’s goalkeeper was attacked by a fan. As Ruud Van Nistelroy’s side was losing the tie 3-2, a spectator ran onto the pitch and started throwing punches at the Serbian international. 

But these actions didn’t end well for the Eindhoven fan as Dmitrović was quick to take him down. Soon the ground staff and other players rushed to the incident and separated the two. As the game ended 2-0 in Eindhoven’s favour, Sevilla managed to register a 3-2 aggregate win and qualify for the Round of 16. 

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For the Spanish side, the second leg didn’t work out well, but they still manage to hold on to their three-goal lead to advance to the next stage. For PSV, Luuk de Jong opened the scoring in the 77th minute and then Fabio Silva scored another consolation in injury time. The game also saw a late 97th-minute red card as Mauro Júnior was sent off. 

After the game, Marko Dmitrović talked about the incident to the press and stated that any remotely close to it shouldn’t take place in football. He said, "It's never nice to see this in football. It shouldn't happen and, from now on, I hope these things are well punished. He came and pushed me from behind. He was probably angry about the result. He tried to hit me and I managed to grab him and wait for security to arrive."

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