A fight breaks out at PSG women’s training on the eve of the Champions League semi-final

The PSG women ‘are involved in a BRAWL training ground just a day before their Champions League semi-final after a spat between Sandy Baltimore and Kheira Hamraoui’… months after the midfielder’s teammate land was accused of paying two men to assault her

  • A brawl at the training ground broke out at PSG women’s training on Saturday
  • The fight started with a spat between Sandy Baltimore and Kheira Hamraoui
  • The incident comes just a day before the team’s Champions League semi-final
  • It comes just months after Hamraoui was attacked by two masked men
  • One of her teammates was accused of masterminding the attack in November
  • His teammate was later released without charge by the police

The Paris Saint-Germain women have reportedly held a ‘crisis’ meeting after an alleged spat at the training ground involving Kheira Hamraoui and Sandy Baltimore.

According to French outlet RMC Sport, there was an altercation after Hamraoui made ‘negative remarks’ towards Baltimore during a training exercise, with the two players set to be separated.

A crisis meeting involving the whole team would then have been called. The alleged spat comes ahead of PSG’s Champions League semi-final against rivals Lyon on Sunday.

Kheira Hamraoui (above) allegedly made remarks towards Sandy Baltimore in training

Baltimore (above) was angered by her teammate's comments and the pair had to be separated

Baltimore (above) was angered by her teammate’s comments and the pair had to be separated

It follows a chaotic six months for the French club after Hamraoui was attacked by two masked men in November. Club team-mate and international Aminata Diallo, who was driving them home after a team meal, was first arrested on suspicion of masterminding the attack before being released without charge.

But tensions in the team remained high and Hamraoui is said to have “complicated relations” with Baltimore, Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani.

A report of The New York Times suggested that Hamraoui had accused at least two other teammates of being involved in his attack and that she was convinced that the answers to the case lay within PSG.

Hamraoui also allegedly angered Diani by mentioning her husband as a potential suspect.

Aminata Diallo (above) was arrested in November on suspicion of planning an attack on Hamraoui, before being released without charge

Aminata Diallo (above) was arrested in November on suspicion of planning an attack on Hamraoui, before being released without charge

Hamraoui reportedly accused Kadidiatou Diani's husband (above) of being involved in his attack in November

Hamraoui reportedly accused Kadidiatou Diani’s husband (above) of being involved in his attack in November

Diani’s husband was not implicated or questioned by police but the PSG striker reportedly confronted Hamraoui over the accusation.

Diallo vehemently denied the allegation that she had anything to do with the attack, calling it “a perfectly contrived dramatization”.

A reconciliation meeting between the two players was arranged by PSG in December and the pair have since returned to play for club and country.

In another twist of the story, it emerged that a phone SIM card used by Hamraoui on the night of the attack was registered in the name of former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal.

In November, lawyers for Abidal’s wife, Hayet, released a statement saying he had admitted to having an affair with Hamraoui and that divorce proceedings had been initiated. Married since 2007, the couple have four daughters and a son.

Eric Abidal's wife claims her husband admitted to having an affair with Hamraoui

Eric Abidal’s wife claims her husband admitted to having an affair with Hamraoui

French sports newspaper The Team released police details of how the attack unfolded, detailing how Diallo drove Hamraoui to and from a team meal in a club-provided Toyota Corolla, then dropping off another player – Sakina Karchaoui – before the start of the attack in Chatou, Yvelines.

“My attacker hit me several times with an iron bar. I saw that he was mainly targeting my legs and I was trying to shield myself with my hands,” Hamraoui told police.

“At that time, I did not see a weapon. They immediately start shouting, “Open the door! Open the door!” The one next to me grabbed me and pulled me out of the vehicle.

“Before, he grabbed a rectangular iron bar that he had hidden in his pants or under his sweater.

Both Diallo and Hamraoui testified to police after the latter was attacked in November

Both Diallo and Hamraoui testified to police after the latter was attacked in November

“He gave me a first blow from the first moments of the assault to force me out of the cabin. I fell on the road then on the right side of the road.

“My attacker hit me several times with an iron bar. I saw that he mainly targeted my legs and I was trying to protect myself with my hands.

“The scene lasted several minutes, it seemed long to me. Aminata told me it was faster. I think the two individuals fled because cars were coming down the street.

“They started running in the direction of traffic. We quickly lost sight of them. I think a car should be waiting nearby.

Hamraoui also mentioned hearing the term “you like to sleep with married men” during the assault, a detail confirmed by Diallo who was “detained” by the second stranger throughout the attack.

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