Man City fan wounded and "left for dead" after vicious attack at service station

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A 63-year-old Manchester City fan is reportedly fighting for his life in hospital after being viciously attacked in Belgium.

The City supporter is believed to have attempted to retrieve his scarf from a Club Brugge fan at a service station in Drongen following the Champions League clash between the two sides.

Belgian publication HLN claim the fan from Belgium, named as Guido, was making his way home when he stopped at the service station.

He was reportedly approached by a rival supporter and had his scarf pulled from his neck.

His son is quoted as saying Guido was "left for dead" after a "heavy blow to the head", with the man now reportedly fighting for his life.

The man's son Jurgen, who is the co-chairman of Blue Moon Belgium, said: "After the game, we stopped at the parking lot along the E40 in Drongen.

"While we were already driving on, my dad was still waiting outside for his two friends. There, a Club Brugge supporter approached him and pulled his scarf from around his neck.

"When my dad asked for his scarf back, he received a heavy blow to the head, after which the perpetrators fled and left my dad for dead."

Manchester City had dominated in Belgium, winning 5-1 to move to second in Group A.

Riyad Mahrez bagged two with Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker and youngster Cole Palmer all on the scoresheet.

Manager Pep Guardiola said after the victory: "We were so good. It was one of the best performances we have had in Europe.

"I am not going to underestimate Brugge. I know them quite well. I spoke with Vincent Kompany and he gave me some info. He knows Brugge better than me.

"He said to be careful in the final third, they have a fast central defender, especially the left one.

"It is a few weeks before they travel to Manchester, and I am pretty sure they are going to adjust. It will not be the same, that's for sure.

"They have pride, they will see the game, see what they can do better. We will have to prepare as best as possible to take all the points."

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