Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal to appear in court for battery charge

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal is due to appear in a Munich court on Wednesday following a charge of aggravated battery.

A report in Sport Bild, as cited by ESPN FC, outlines how the 31-year-old was part of a group in September 2017 who are said to have attacked another guest at Crown's Club with a three-litre bottle of vodka.

Another of the group was the Chilean’s half-brother Sandrino, is also set to appear in court in an incident which left the alleged victim with a laceration and concussion.

“Nobody ever apologised to me,” said the victim ‘Mehmet E.’ to Merkur, as cited by the report.

The public prosecution charge could land the pair with a jail term between three months and 10 years, but a sentence under two years could be suspended.

Vidal’s father-in-law, also involved in the incident, was fined €36k after failing to appear for another court appearance.

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