Ex-Italy star Roberto Baggio, family robbed at gunpoint

Retired Italy star Roberto Baggio was robbed at gunpoint at his home while watching the national team’s game against Spain at the European Championship on Thursday.

At least five armed robbers burst into Baggio’s villa near the northern city of Vicenza around around 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, according to Italian media reports. One struck Baggio on the head with the butt of a gun when the former football player confronted them.

The robbers locked the 57-year-old Baggio and his family in a room while they stole jewelry, watches and cash.

After the thieves left, Baggio broke down the door and called police. He was taken to the hospital and received stitches for the wound. His family members were not harmed.

Baggio played 56 games for Italy, scoring 27 goals.

Spain won the match against Italy in Gelsenkirchen 1-0.