Paris St-Germain’s Aminata Diallo has returned to action after two months out following her arrest over an attack on team-mate Kheira Hamraoui. She made her appearance in their Sunday game against fellow Ligue 1 side Dijon.
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In December, the 26-year-old France player was released without charge by French police and said an investigation would show her “complete and total innocence”. The midfielder came on after 77 minutes as PSG beat Dijon on penalties in the Coupe de France.
On her return, Paris St-Germain head coach Didier Olle-Nicolle said Aminata Diallo had “a great comeback”. Hamraoui is also back in training but has not played for PSG since the incident on 4 November. She was not selected for the last-16 tie. The match was PSG’s first since 16 December due to the winter break in France.
Diallo was driving Hamraoui and another unnamed team-mate home after a team meal when two masked men ambushed them. A statement from France international released by her lawyer last month denounced a “totally artificial suggestion of a rivalry between her and Mrs Kheira Hamraoui that would explain why she would target her team-mate”. It added: “This theory does not reflect at all the reality of their relationship.”