Roberto Baggio, one of the biggest names in the history of Italian football, was robbed at gunpoint Thursday in his home as he watched the Italy National Team take on Spain at the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament in Germany.

According to multiple reports, armed robbers broke into Baggio’s home in Altavilla Vicentina, a town in northern Italy. The crime happened as the international team he played for took on one of their biggest rivals.

“Baggio tried to defend his family and was hit on the head with a gun, reports said,” according to CNN. “The incident began around 10 p.m. local time in Italy and lasted for about 40 minutes, Baggio told reporters outside the hospital in Arzignano, northern Italy, where he received stitches on his head for the wound. He and his family members were locked in a room while the burglars ransacked the home. The total value of what was stolen has not been reported, according to local media.”

After the incident, Baggio was understandably shaken up but also thankful that his injuries were relatively minor and all that was lost was possessions.

“First of all, my family and I would like to thank everyone for the great affection we have received,” Baggio told ANSA in a statement, per CNN. “Anything can happen in situations like this, and, fortunately, the violence I suffered only caused a few stitches, bruises, and a lot of fear. Now, I have to overcome the fear.”

As of Saturday, local authorities have not made any arrests in connection with the Roberto Baggio robbery.

Roberto Baggio is an all-time great of Italy soccer

Italy’s Roberto Baggio is not only one of the best soccer players in his country’s history, he is widely considered one of the greatest of all time worldwide. Known as the “Divine Ponytail” for his unique hairstyle, Baggio is an Italian hero and a cultural icon all over the world.

The Caldogno, Veneto, Italy native played professional football for seven different clubs in Italy from 1982-2004. During that time, he became one of the small handful of superstars to play for all three of Italy’s legendary pro teams: Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan.

Baggio scored 277 goals in Serie A and 27 goals for the Italy National Team, making him the fourth-highest scorer in Italian soccer history.

The Italian hitman played for the national team from 1988 to 2004. He participated in the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cups. However, he is the most-capped Italian player to never play for his country in the UEFA Euros.