Bundesliga - Boateng attacked in street on Christmas Day

Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has filed a complaint with German police after being attacked in the street.

Boateng escaped with only minor injuries after the attack, which reportedly took place in Kaarst on Christmas Day.

“On Wednesday, 25.12.2013, at around 12:45, an incident of physical assault took place in Kaarst. A 26-year-old man, a resident of Meerbusch, was physically attacked on the street by a currently unidentified man," a police statement said.

"There are indications that the motive for the crime is connected to the personal affairs of the 26-year-old. The man was mildly injured. Criminal investigators have begun their work."

According to German newspaper Bild, Boateng was leaving the house of his ex-wife after visiting his son on Christmas Day when he was struck by the assailant and fell on a vase. The 26-year-old later checked into a local hospital with bruised ribs, back and neck, the paper added.