Hooded thieves rob Samuel Umtiti’s home while he watches Barcelona defeat Valencia

BARCELONA star Samuel Umtiti's house was robbed by hooded yobs while the Frenchman was watching his team thrash Valencia 5-1 on Saturday night.

The 25-year-old is currently out for up to six weeks with a foot injury sustained on international duty – and his fortnight went from bad to worse when he discovered that thieves had stolen from the safe at his home.

Hooded thieves rob Samuel Umtiti’s home while he watches Barcelona defeat Valencia1 Umtiti is currently out with a foot injuryCredit: Getty – Contributor

Umtiti isn't the first Barca player to be targeted by criminals – with team-mate Arthur Melo's brother threatened, as well as Jordi Alba, Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Pique and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The local police are currently investigating the robbery, according to SPORT.

Umtiti has endured rotten luck with injuries since winning the World Cup – featuring only 14 times in the league last season.

The World Cup winning defender would have been enjoying his evening prior to discovering the robbery, however, as he had watched his team-mates thrash the hapless Valencia 5-2 at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona smashed in five goals for the loss of two for the second successive home game at the Camp Nou – having also beaten Real Betis 5-2 last month.

16-year-old wonderkid Ansu Fati gave Barca the dream start as he rifled home from Frenkie de Jong's pullback in the second minute.

Five minutes later Fati returned the favour for de Jong as his square across goal was poked in by the Dutch star.

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Kevin Gameiro had halved the deficit before half-time – but Gerard Pique's tap in restored comfort for Barca.

Luis Suarez added a late brace to put some gloss on a much needed victory for Ernesto Valverde before Maxi Gomez's consolation goal deep into stoppage time.

Barcelona have a tough looking midweek trip to Dortmund in the Champions League – but Umtiti won't be available again until late October at the earliest.

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