Authorities in Mexico say the Europa League trophy has been recovered after it was briefly stolen in the central city of Leon.
The Guanajuato state prosecutor’s office said on Twitter that the trophy was reported stolen from a vehicle that was transporting it after an unspecified event in the city.
The office posted a photo of the silver cup nestled in a cloth-lined case.
#PGJEInforma Que a través de elementos de la @AIC_Guanajuato es recuperada la copa @EuropaLeague tras recibir la denuncia que había sido robada del vehículo que la trasladaba posterior a un evento en @municipio_leon. pic.twitter.com/TF8sKjVRAe
— PGJE (@PGJEGUANAJUATO) April 20, 2018
In the semifinals next month, Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid and Marseille will go up against Salzburg, with the winners earning a spot in the Champions League if they can’t qualify through their domestic league.