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More Copa Del Rey LIVE action this Thursday as Spanish heavyweights Barcelona host Mallorca in this 1st-leg semi-final.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault outside a nightclub.

The 20-year-old England international was questioned by Greater Manchester Police over a reported attack on a man on Christmas Eve. He was later released on bail.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A 20-year-old man has been arrested after an assault outside a Hale nightclub, at about 0030 GMT on 24 December 2008.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault by appointment on Wednesday 4 February.

“He has been bailed until 8 April pending further inquiries.”

Meanwhile, Manchester City manager Mark Hughes said the club were “very supportive” of their player.

Hughes added: “He went to the police station in a pre-arranged appointment.

“It is an ongoing situation, we are aware of that and we are supportive of him.”

More Copa Del Rey LIVE action this Thursday as Spanish heavyweights Barcelona host Mallorca in this 1st-leg semi-final.

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