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The 22-year-old was attacked on Sunday evening and was forced to spend the night in hospital after blacking out following the assault

Koln defender Kevin Pezzoni has sustained a broken nose after being assaulted in a nightclub on Sunday night.

Pezzoni was out celebrating Carnival in a German disco when a man approached him. The assailant called out: "Hey, you w*nker," before punching the 22-year-old.

"I immediately called the police," Pezzoni confirmed to Express. "I blacked out and I went straight to the emergency room."

The former Germany Under-21 international spent Sunday night in hospital and will now visit a specialist.

Koln are enduring a difficult season in the Bundesliga, as Saturday's defeat to Nurnberg left Stale Solbakken's side in 14th place.