While Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was in action for Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League Wednesday night, burglars were in his flat, not far from the stadium, robbing it.
The German born Cameroonian striker came on for Edinson Cavani in the 65th minute to help the French champions beat Liverpool, 2-1, while, unknown to him, the burglars had a field day helping themselves to his property, police told the France Info radio station on Thursday.
A police source said the thieves escaped with loot worth around €600 000 mostly in jewels and handbags from the flat near the Parc des Princes.
Such break-ins are not uncommon in the French capital as last December the Paris apartment of then PSG coach Unai Emery, now at Arsenal, was burgled as his team played Strasbourg in the French Cup.
The police didn’t say if they had a lead on the robbery.